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Author Blight, David W.
Title American oracle : the Civil War in the civil rights era / David W. Blight.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
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 Main Collection  E468.5 .B55 2011    AVAILABLE


Call # E468.5 .B55 2011
Phys. Description 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Five score years ago": civil war and civil rights -- "Gods and devils aplenty": Robert Penn Warren -- A formula for enjoying the war: Bruce Catton -- "Lincoln and Lee and all that": Edmund Wilson -- "This country is my subject": James Baldwin -- "The wisdom of tragedy": Ralph Ellison had a dream.
Summary David Blight takes his readers back to the centennial celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to determine how Americans then made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation that had wracked the United States a century earlier. --from publisher description
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Historiography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence.
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.
Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
ISBN 9780674048553 (alk. paper)
0674048555 (alk. paper)