American oracle : the Civil War in the civil rights era / David W. Blight.Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011Description: 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780674048553 (alk. paper); 0674048555 (alk. paper); 9780674725973 (pbk.); 0674725972 (pbk.)Subject(s): Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 | Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978 | Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 | Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Historiography | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- InfluenceAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 973.70072 LOC classification: E468.5 | .B55 2011Other classification: NP 6020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Five score years ago": civil war and civil rights -- "Gods and devils aplenty": Robert Penn Warren -- A formula for enjoying the war: Bruce Catton -- "Lincoln and Lee and all that": Edmund Wilson -- "This country is my subject": James Baldwin -- "The wisdom of tragedy": Ralph Ellison had a dream.
David Blight takes his readers back to the centennial celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to determine how Americans then made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation that had wracked the United States a century earlier. --from publisher description.