A century and a part after the Civil battle, americans are nonetheless facing the legacies of the clash and Reconstruction, together with the various myths and legends spawned by means of those occasions. The lengthy Reconstruction: The Post-Civil struggle South in background, movie, and Memory brings jointly heritage 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 imperative issues within the historical past of Reconstruction, together with violence and terrorism; the studies of African american citizens and people of ladies and kids; the misplaced reason ideology; and the industrial reconstruction of the yankee South.
Analyzing influential motion pictures akin to The beginning of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, in addition to more moderen efforts corresponding to Cold Mountain and Lincoln, the authors express how the myths surrounding Reconstruction have impacted American culture.
This attractive booklet is vital interpreting for someone attracted to the heritage of Reconstruction, ancient reminiscence, and renowned culture.
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