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Analysis Of The Fifty Years After The Civil War By David Blight

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The purpose of historian David Blight's book is to provide a history of how Americans remembered the Civil War for the fifty years after the end of the war. He pays particular attention to race and reunion in the American culture and society and how the differing memories of the people during this period about the war intermingled or clashed. He uses this book continues the work of other historians in what he believes to be the central problem of how Americans choose to remember and forget the Civil War. The book, in its analysis of the fifty years following the Civil War, provides the early review of the Lost Cause ideology. In his tackling of the reconciliationist vision; white supremacist vision; and the emancipationist vision, Blight concludes

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