The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory

The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory


A century and a part after the Civil battle, americans are nonetheless facing the legacies of the clash and Reconstruction, together with the numerous myths and legends spawned by means of those occasions. The lengthy Reconstruction: The Post-Civil struggle South in heritage, movie, and Memory brings jointly historical past and pop culture to discover how the occasions of this period were remembered.

Looking at well known cinema around the final hundred years, The lengthy Reconstruction uncovers primary subject matters within the heritage of Reconstruction, together with violence and terrorism; the reports of African american citizens and people of girls and kids; the misplaced reason ideology; and the commercial reconstruction of the yank South.

Analyzing influential motion pictures akin to The beginning of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, in addition to newer efforts reminiscent of Cold Mountain and Lincoln, the authors exhibit how the myths surrounding Reconstruction have impacted American culture.

This enticing ebook is key studying for a person attracted to the background of Reconstruction, old reminiscence, and renowned culture.

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