Civil War

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Memory and historiography Monument to the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union veteran organization Cherokee Confederates reunion in New Orleans, 1903The Civil War is one of the central events in America's collective memory. There are innumerable statues, commemorations, books and archival collections. The memory includes the home front, military affairs, the treatment of soldiers, both living and dead, in the war's aftermath, depictions of the war in literature and art, evaluations of heroes and villains, and considerations of the moral and political lessons of the war.[247] The last theme includes moral evaluations of racism and slavery, heroism in combat and behind the lines, and the issues of democracy and minority rights, as well…show more content…
In Virginia during the fall of 2010, a conference took place that addressed the slavery issue. African Americans from around the country participated as Civil War reenactors in the parade at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in November 2010,.[252] the American economy, and American culture in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In this post war period of liberal activism, leaders sought to expand the role of the state to extend civil liberties and promote economic opportunity. The advent of the civil rights and women’s movements thus became part of the third reform -In this postwar period of liberal activism, leaders sought to expand the role of the state to extend civil liberties and promote economic opportunity. -The advent of the civil rights and women’s movements thus became part of the third reform impulse in American history. -Immigrants, African Americans and Native Americans all faced discrimination at the hands of American citizens and government. The United States attracted many immigrants throughout history, but none such as the flood of immigrants like the one after the Civil War. The industrial boom after the war needed laborers and the immigrants were ready, willing and able to fill the need for workers in the very harsh conditions of very long workdays for very little pay. These conditions were still better than what they had in their homelands. The immigrants, mostly from Europe, tended to stay in

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