Ashes of the Mind: War and Memory in Northern Literature, 1865-1900

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The memory of the American Civil War took many forms over the decades after the conflict ended: personal, social, religious, and political. It was also remembered and commemorated by poets and fiction writers who understood that the war had bequeathed both historical and symbolic meanings to American culture. Although the defeated Confederacy became best known for producing a literature of nostalgia and an ideological defensiveness intended to protect the South's own version of history, authors loyal to the Union also ...

Ashes of the Mind: War and Memory in Northern Literature, 1865-1900 2009, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558496903

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