Remembering Reconstruction: Struggles Over The Meaning Of America's Most Turbulent Era

Gaines Foster
2017 Civil War Book Review  
Civil War memory continues to generate public debates, most often over the Confederate flag and Confederate monuments. It has also long attracted the attention of historians who have published a seemingly endless stream of studies on the topic. The construction of the memory of Reconstruction, "one of the major American cultural projects of the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries" (8) as W. Fitzhugh Brundage puts in his introduction to this book, has received strikingly
more » ... s scholarly attention. Remembering Reconstruction offers a welcome and important corrective. Its editors, Carole Emberton and Bruce E. Baker, bring together ten essays that discuss varied topics and time periods, but together address four important themes.
doi:10.31390/cwbr.19.3.06 fatcat:wfunxorrwjdxrobgmvbbopq7cm