Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History

Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History


within the up to date variation of his sweeping narrative on southern historical past, David Goldfield brings this large research into the current with a well timed evaluate of the unresolved concerns surrounding the Civil War's sesquicentennial commemoration. Traversing one hundred fifty years of reminiscence, Goldfield confronts the remnants of the yankee Civil conflict that live to tell the tale within the hearts of the various South's citizens and within the nationwide information headlines of conflict flags, racial injustice, and spiritual conflicts. Goldfield candidly discusses how and why white southern males formed the myths of the misplaced reason and Redemption out of the Civil conflict and Reconstruction, and the way they formed a faith to canonize the heroes and deify the occasions of these fateful years. He additionally recounts how teams of blacks and white girls ultimately crafted a unique, extra inclusive model of southern heritage and the way that new imaginative and prescient competed with extra conventional views. The conflict for southern heritage, and for the South, continues—in museums, public areas, books, country legislatures, and the minds of southerners. Given the region's transforming into financial strength and political impact, figuring out this warfare takes on nationwide value. via an research of rules of heritage and reminiscence, faith, race, and gender, nonetheless struggling with the Civil struggle presents us with a greater realizing of the South and each other.

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