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This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Nina Silber


The New Deal era witnessed a surprising surge in popular engagement with the history and memory of the Civil War era. From the omnipresent book and film Gone with the Wind and the scores of popular theater productions to Aaron Copeland's "A Lincoln Portrait," it was hard to miss America's fascination with the war in the 1930s and 1940s. Nina Silber deftly examines the often conflicting and politically contentious ways in which Americans remembered the Civil War era during the years of the Depression, the New Deal, and World War II. In doing so, she reveals how the debates and events of that ea ... More

Keywords: Civil War, memory, New Deal, Abraham Lincoln, Great Depression, Slavery, Lost Cause, Franklin Roosevelt, Popular Front

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469646541
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nina Silber, author
Boston University