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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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Stablishing Freedom's Celebrations,1865–1869

Stablishing Freedom's Celebrations,1865–1869

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(p.23) 2 Stablishing Freedom's Celebrations,1865–1869
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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.6

This chapter discusses the commemorations of war in the South from 1865–1869. In early commemorations of freedom, the absence of a specific date to serve as the day of liberation prevented black people from reaching a consensus for national observance. Violence by the opposition and unequal arrests foreshadowed future struggles over the use of public space.

Keywords:   blacks, commemoration, African Americans, liberation, national observance, White Republicans

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