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Title The long reconstruction : the post-Civil War South in history, film, and memory / Frank J. Wetta and Martin A. Novelli.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 160 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Bibel Philemonbrief
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Social aspects.
Popular culture -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Collective memory -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-
Memory -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
Southern States.
United States.
USA -- S├╝dstaaten
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) fast (OCoLC)fst01351658
Since 1800
Genre History.
Contents The night they drove old Dixie down: constructing reconstruction history -- Lincoln "unmurdered": reconstruction alternatives and counterfactuals -- "Let's make a start": war and reconstruction on the homefront -- "Sunshine headin' my way": memories of reconstruction in black and white -- Wilkes & Kennedy: the economic consequences of the Civil War -- "I am vengeful and I shall not sleep" : the Civil War and the legacy of violence during reconstruction -- "A gallant soldier and a Christian gentleman": the reconciliation of north and south on the post-Civil War frontier -- "The princess of the moon" : the lost cause, reconstruction, and the unfinished Civil War.
Summary "A century and a half after the Civil War, Americans are still dealing with the legacies of the conflict and Reconstruction, including the many myths and legends spawned by these events. The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory brings together history and popular culture to explore how the events of this era have been remembered. Looking at popular cinema across the last hundred years, The Long Reconstruction uncovers central themes in the history of Reconstruction, including violence and terrorism; the experiences of African Americans and those of women and children; the Lost Cause ideology; and the economic reconstruction of the American South. Analyzing influential films such as The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, as well as more recent efforts such as Cold Mountain and Lincoln, the authors show how the myths surrounding Reconstruction have impacted American culture."--Publisher's description.
Other Author Novelli, Martin.
Other Title Print version: Wetta, Frank Joseph, 1942- Long reconstruction 9780415894647