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  1. Ashley Ashley says:

    This collection of essays provides readers with an excellent introduction to contemporary expressions of historical memory The authors included here span a range of disciplines including art history literature and cultural studies Readers should come into these essays with a basic understanding of the concepts cultural memory historical memory and remix used to describe things other than music Additionally the authors tend to assume that the Civil War history is clear and well understood by their readers This is a fine assumption but if you're fully unfamiliar with the war this book may not be for youI highly recommend this book for people interested in the legacy of the Civil War historical memory and how the 19th century continues to inform art literature and culture in a postmodern age

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Remixing the Civil War In 1961 the historian and poet Robert Penn Warren remarked that the Civil War is for the American imagination the great single event of our history This volume reconsiders whether fifty years later Warren’s claim still holds trueEssays from specialists in art literature and history examine how contemporary culture represents and interprets the Civil War They look at the works of than thirty artists and writers as well as multiple movements—political and social—to reveal the many and provocative ways in which Americans engage the Civil War today The book includes chapters on the place of Abraham Lincoln in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign controversies over the symbolism of the Confederate flag and the proliferation of Juneteenth observances Remixing the Civil War pays special attention to the works of African Americans and white southerners for whom the Civil War was a revolutionary and defining moment Such prominent scholars as Robert H Brinkmeyer Jr W Fitzhugh Brundage Kirk Savage and Elizabeth Young explore the works of major artists and lesser known figures including Bobbie Ann Mason Kara Walker Dario Robleto and John Huddleston The authors find that Americans today openly and playfully manipulate familiar images of the Civil War to explore the malleability and permeability of traditional social categories like national identity gender and raceThis collection continues the conversation Warren began fifty years ago although taking it in unorthodox and challenging directions to offer fresh and stimulating perspectives on the war’s presence in the collective imagination of the nation

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Remixing the Civil War
  • Thomas J. Brown
  • English
  • 09 January 2014
  • 9781421402512