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

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.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Shenandoah University: Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
Winchester, VA 22601
Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era) Cover Image
$38.94
ISBN: 9781469629896
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - August 1st, 2016

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.