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Lecture 27 - Legacies of the Civil War

Lecture 27 - Legacies of the Civil War

This video was recorded at HIST 119 - The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877. Professor Blight finishes his lecture series with a discussion of the legacies of the Civil War. Since the nineteenth century, Blight suggests, there have been three predominant strains of Civil War memory, which Blight defines as reconciliationist, white supremacist, and emancipationist. The war has retained a political currency throughout the years, and the ability to control the memory of the Civil War has been, and continues to be, hotly contested.

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