Neff, John R.

Honoring the Civil War dead : commemoration and the problem of reconciliation / John R. Neff. - Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2005. - xiv, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Modern war studies . - Modern war studies. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-315) and index.

"This mysterious providence" : Americans' initial responses to Civil War death -- "A heroic, eminent death" : the national dimensions of Lincoln's assassination -- "One interminable grave-yard" : northern dominance in the commemoration of the soldier dead -- "Death in a far-off, stranger's land" : southern creation and commemoration -- "Something like a national act" : the uneasy synthesis of American nationalism -- The congregation of the dead.

0700613668 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780700613663 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Soldiers' monuments--History.--United States
Soldiers' monuments--History.--Southern States
Nationalism--History.--United States
Nationalism--History.--Southern States
Reconciliation--History--19th century.
Reconciliation--History--20th century.


United States--History--Monuments.--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Influence.--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Politics and government--1865-1933.
Southern States--Politics and government--1865-1950.

E641 / .N44 2005

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