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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”

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A distinguished poet, novelist, and historian, Robert Penn Warren wrote The Legacy of the Civil War for the centennial in 1961. Introducing this edition is Howard Jones, University Research Professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Alabama. His works include Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention in the Civil War, also available as a Bison Book.

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Ashley Bowen-Murphy, March 1, 2012 (view all comments by Ashley Bowen-Murphy)
I love nearly anything Robert Penn Warren ever wrote-- everything. This book is no exception, Warren talks about the war's impact on American life and our psyche with his trademark prose and acuity.

If you are interested in reading about the social memory of the Civil War this is absolutely the book to turn to. Not only is it fairly short and easy to read, Warren sums up what anthropologists and historians can't say in a lifetime in about 100 pages.

This book is a wonderful addition to any Civil War buff's library. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803298019
Introduction:
Jones, Howard
Author:
Jones, Howard
Author:
Warren, Robert Penn
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Influence
Subject:
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Influence.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
109
Dimensions:
8.03x5.32x.30 in. .30 lbs.

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