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.
About the Author
David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University.
Publisher:Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press (October 7, 2013)