The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era
By David W. Blight
(Belknap Press, Hardcover, 9780674048553, 328pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
David Blight takes his readers back to the Civil War's centennial celebration to determine how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation a century earlier. He shows how four of America's most incisive writers--Robert Penn Warren, Bruce Catton, Edmund Wilson, and James Baldwin--explored the gulf between remembrance and reality.