Blair, William Alan.

Cities of the dead : contesting the memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914 / by William A. Blair. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004. - 1 online resource (xii, 250 p.) - JSTOR eBooks Civil War America . - Civil War America (Series) .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-236) and index.

Exploring the history of Civil War commemorations from both sides of the color line, William Blair places the development of memorial holidays and Emancipation Day celebrations in the context of Reconstruction politics and race relations in the South. His examination demonstrates that the politics of commemoration remain contentious.

0807876232 (electronic bk.) 9780807876237 (electronic bk.) 9781469603582 (electronic bk.) 1469603586 (electronic bk.) 9780807828960 (alk. paper) 0807828963 (alk. paper)

22573/ctt61b83 JSTOR


Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Memorials--Political aspects--History.--Southern States
Power (Social sciences)--History.--Southern States
Political culture--History.--Southern States
Group identity--History.--Southern States
African Americans--Anniversaries, etc.--Southern States


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

F215 / .B625 2004

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