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SU Author Event: Dr. Caroline Janney - Remembering the Civil War

Calendar   Top of Virginia Artisan Trail
Location Shenandoah University: Hester Auditorium, Henkel Hall
Date Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration   2 hours
Cost 0
Description

As early as 1865, survivors of the Civil War were acutely aware that people were purposefully shaping what would be remembered about the war and what would be omitted from the historical record. In Remembering the Civil War, Caroline E. Janney examines how the war generation—men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates—crafted and protected their memories of the nation’s greatest conflict. 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.

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Event Phone 5406673444
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