The Civil War/ American Homer: A Narrative (Modern Library)
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This first volume of Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as the full, horrible scope of America’s great war becomes clear. Exhaustively researched and masterfully written, Foote’s epic account of the Civil War unfolds like a classic novel. Interview with Foote on The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy, December 8, 1996, C-SPAN
The Civil War: A Narrative Series by Shelby Foote - Goodreads The Civil War: A Narrative Series by Shelby Foote - Goodreads
I believe it. Often I find myself turning to pen and paper too, although I've never gone so far as dip pens. In the end the book (and of course the horrific history it accounts) is as tragic and awful as it gets.No, despite many Lost Cause shadings, the true tone of The Civil War: A Narrative is of white reconciliation. At the end of Burns’ The Civil War, Foote is given the valedictory, which he uses to quote the Benson letter I excerpted above. While he speaks, we are shown images of old white men in blue and gray, shaking hands and making amends. This is the post-Reconstruction moment where white America decided the war had been a contest of moral equals. You were brave and I was brave; I was brave and you were brave. Now we can all get along. This is the reason Gettysburg is a national gathering place and a popular tourist destination, rather than a national scar. a b c Sharrett, Christopher. “Reconciliation and the Politics of Forgetting: Notes on Civil War Documentaries.” Cinéaste, vol. 36, no. 4, 2011, pp. 27 The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville. New York: Random House. 1958. ISBN 0-307-29039-5.
The South’s Jewish Proust - Tablet Magazine
Many professional historians immediately took issue with “The Civil War,” and their concerns were published in a 1997 volume edited by Robert Brent Toplin. Featuring essays by some of the most well-known scholars of the day, including Eric Foner and C. Vann Woodward, with responses by Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward, Ken Burns’s The Civil War: Historians Respond did little to lessen the continuing impact – indeed, the cultural and intellectual legacy – of the film itself. I didAs another example, I have to wonder how the 20th Maine could have held its position on Little Round Top on July 2 had it not been for the stand of the 4th Maine at Devil’s Den, engaging one, perhaps two, Confederate regiments that could otherwise have joined the assault on the Union line. The 4th Maine incurred 140 killed, wounded and captured that day.