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Cities of the DeadContesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914$
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William A. Blair

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828960

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876237_blair

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Cities of the Dead
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William A. Blair

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807876237_blair.4

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the political implications of commemorating the Civil War, specifically Emancipation Day and Memorial Day, in the former Confederate states from 1865 to 1915. It also reviews studies on civic rituals and explains why Virginia was chosen as the core of the study.

Keywords:   Civil War, commemoration, Emancipation Day, Memorial Day, Virginia, civic rituals

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