Pickett's Charge in History and Memory

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 2003 - History - 296 pages
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If, as many have argued, the Civil War is the most crucial moment in our national life and Gettysburg its turning point, then the climax of the climax, the central moment of our history, must be Pickett's Charge. But as Carol Reardon notes, the Civil War

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A pioneering study of the contested landscape of memory of an event versus the actual event, how that memory supplanted the actual events, and how that memory shaped / frame / reflected the society ... Read full review

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

Reardon examines the charge with the intent of retrieving the reputation of the North Carolina regiments that participated in the famous charge. Okay, but frankly I didn't know their reputation was lost, much less care that it was found? Is this what doing history is really about? Ho hum. Read full review


Scarcely Anybody Can Give a Correct Account
History as It Ought to Have Been
Binding the Wounds of War
Monuments to Memory
Southern Dissenters Speak Out
Virginia Victorious
HandGrips at the Sacred Wall
Epilogue The Old Bright Way of the Tales

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Alan Brownis a former member of the Scottish National Orchestra. He now works as a freelance musician, with several leading UK orchestras, and as a consultant in music and IT. Alan has had several compositions published, developed a set of music theory CD-Roms, co-written a series of Bass Guitar Examination Handbooks and worked on over 100 further titles. Tony Skinneris widely respected as one of the UK's premier music educators. He has written and edited over 50 music-education books, and is the editor of Guitar Tutormagazine and a columnist for Total Guitarmagazine.

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