Race and Reunion

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Harvard University Press, 2001 - History - 523 pages
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No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America's national reunion.

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Review: Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

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An interesting and thorough discussion of the role of race, memory, and war in American politics and history. Blight could be a bit wordy--and Blight clearly likes long, nearly run-on sentences--but ... Read full review

Review: Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

An interesting and thorough discussion of the role of race, memory, and war in American politics and history. Blight could be a bit wordy--and Blight clearly likes long, nearly run-on sentences--but ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University.

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