Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation
By: Caroline Janney
- 2013 Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy
- Honorable Mention, 2014 Avery O. Craven Award, Organization of American Historians
- 2014 Charles S. Sydnor Award, Southern Historical Association
Janney explores the subtle yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation and argues that the Unionist and Emancipationist memories of the war never completely gave way to the story Confederates told. She challenges the idea that white northerners and southerners salved their war wounds through shared ideas about race and shows that debates about slavery often proved to be among the most powerful obstacles to reconciliation.
- 464 pages
- S/L# 30186