The Legacy of the Civil War | National Humanities Center

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The Legacy of the Civil War

David W. Blight (Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University)

June 17, 2011

Why or how has Civil War memory been an ongoing struggle between “healing” and “justice”? How did Civil War memory change or challenge the country at the time of the war’s centennial (1950s–60s)? Was the Civil War at its 150th anniversary still the most vexing element in our national historical memory?


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