The Resource Cities of the dead: : contesting the memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914, (electronic resource)

Cities of the dead: : contesting the memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914, (electronic resource)

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Cities of the dead: : contesting the memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914
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Cities of the dead:
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contesting the memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914
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eng
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. His grassroots examination of these civic rituals demonstrates that the politics of commemoration remained far more contentious than has been previously acknowledged. Commemorations by ex-Confederates were intended at first to maintain a separate identity from the U.S. government, Blair argues, not as a vehicle for promoting sectional healing. The burial grounds of fallen heroes, known as Cities of the Dead, often became contested ground, especially for Confederate women who were opposed to Reconstruction. And until the turn of the century, African Americans used freedom celebrations to lobby for greater political power and tried to create a national holiday to recognize emancipation.Blair's analysis shows that some festive occasions that we celebrate even today have a divisive and sometimes violent past as various groups with conflicting political agendas attempted to define the meaning of the Civil War
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Midwest
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Blair, William Alan
Dewey number
973.7/6
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Memorials
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Group identity
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • United States
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adult
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Cities of the dead: : contesting the memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718899
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multicolored
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MWT11718899
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11718899
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Cities of the dead: : contesting the memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718899
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11718899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11718899
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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