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The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Paul A. Cimbala and Randall M. Miller


Through informative case studies, this illuminating book remaps considerations of the Civil War and reconstruction era by charting the ways in which the needs, interests, and experiences of going to war, fighting it, and making sense of it informed and directed politics, public life, social change, and cultural memory after the war's end. In doing so, it shows that the war did not actually end with Lee's surrender at Appomattox and Lincoln's assassination in Washington. As the chapters show, major issues remained, including defining freedom; rebu ... More

Keywords: Civil War, reconstruction, union, Lincoln, Lee, South, postwar society, military, public life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823232024
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul A. Cimbala, editor
Department of History, Fordham University

Randall M. Miller, editor

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