By M. Keith Harris
Long after the Civil battle ended, one clash raged on: the conflict to outline and form the war's legacy. Across the Bloody Chasm deftly examines Civil conflict veterans' commemorative efforts and the concomitant -- and infrequently conflicting -- stream for reconciliation.
Though former squaddies from each side of the conflict celebrated the historical past and values of the newly reunited the US, a deep divide remained among humans within the North and South as to how the country's previous might be remembered and the nation's beliefs commemorated. Union squaddies couldn't overlook that their southern opposite numbers had taken up palms opposed to them, whereas Confederates maintained that the rules of states' rights and freedom from tyranny aligned with the ideals and intentions of the founding fathers. accomplice infantrymen additionally challenged northern claims of an ethical victory, insisting that slavery had no longer been the reason for the conflict, and ferociously resisting the imposition of postwar racial regulations. M. Keith Har-ris argues that even though veterans remained dedicated to reconciliation, the sectional sensibilities that prompted the reminiscence of the battle left the North and South faraway from a significant accord.
Harris's masterful research of veteran reminiscence assesses the ideological commitments of a new release of former squaddies, weaving their tales into the bigger narrative of the method of nationwide reunification. via regimental histories, speeches at veterans' gatherings, monument dedications, and warfare narratives, Harris uncovers how veterans from either side stored the deadliest struggle in American historical past alive in reminiscence at a time whilst the country appeared decided to maneuver past conflict.
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Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) by M. Keith Harris