Florida Virtual Schools – Teaching American History Project

Legacy of the Civil War

Friday, June 17, 2011
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (EST)

Prisoners from the Front, Winslow Homer, 1866


David W. Blight

Class of 1954 Professor of American History
Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition
Yale University

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Download Recording (You will need to install the WebEx ARF player, available at download, to play back the recording.) Reenactment of Pickett's Charge, 1913

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Assigned Readings

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  1. Prologue to Race and Reunion, by David W. Blight (PDF)
  2. Excerpt from The Legacy of the Civil War, by Robert Penn Warren. (PDF) Google Books link
  3. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Robert Gould Shaw and the Fifty-fourth Regiment Memorial
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  4. Robert E. Lee Equestrian — Monument Avenue, Richmond
  5. Reenactment of Pickett’s Charge on July 3, 1913
  6. Illustration by W. T. Smedley from Thomas Nelson Page’s Marse Chan: a Tale of Old Virginia
  7. Excerpt from Race and Reunion, by David W. Blight (PDF)