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Cities of the Dead : Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865 - 1914 - 04 edition

Cities of the Dead : Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865 - 1914 (ISBN10: 0807828963; ISBN13: 9780807828960)
ISBN13: 978-0807828960
ISBN10: 0807828963

Summary: ''Exploring the history of Civil War commemorations from both sides of the color line, William Blair places the development of memorial holidays, Emancipation Day celebrations, and other remembrances in the context of Reconstruction politics and race relations in the South. Blair uses Virginia as a starting point to provide a grassroots examination of these civic rituals and finds that the new traditions were often used to mobilize voters, define political options, and reinforce thos
e who held power.''--BOOK JACKET.
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Summary: ''Exploring the history of Civil War commemorations from both sides of the color line, William Blair places the development of memorial holidays, Emancipation Day celebrations, and other remembrances in the context of Reconstruction politics and race relations in the South. Blair uses Virginia as a starting point to provide a grassroots examination of these civic rituals and finds that the new traditions were often used to mobilize voters, define political options, and reinforce those who held power.''--BOOK JACKET. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Chapel Hill
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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