Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans

Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans

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Long after the Civil War ended, one conflict raged on: the battle to define and shape the war's legacy. Across the Bloody Chasm deftly examines Civil War veterans' commemorative efforts and the concomitant -- and sometimes conflicting -- movement for reconciliation.

Though former soldiers from both sides of the war celebrated the history and values of the newly reunited America, a deep divide remained between people in the North and South as to how the country's past… (more)