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The Resource Troubled commemoration : the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965, Robert J. Cook

Troubled commemoration : the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965, Robert J. Cook

Label
Troubled commemoration : the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965
Title
Troubled commemoration
Title remainder
the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Recounts the planning, organization, and ultimate failure of this controversial event and argues that the broad-based public history extravaganza was derailed in part by its appearance during the decisive phase of the civil rights movement. Cook shows how the centennial provoked widespread alarm among many African Americans, white liberals, and cold warriors because the national commission failed to prevent southern whites from commemorating the Civil War in a racially exclusive fashion. The public outcry followed embarrassed attempts to mark secession, the attack on Fort Sumter, and the South's victory at First Manassas, and prompted a backlash against the celebration, causing the emotional scars left by war to resurface. Cook convincingly demonstrates that both segregationists and their opponents used the controversy that surrounded the commemoration to their own advantage. Southern whites initially embraced the centennial as a weapon in their fight to save racial segregation, while African Americans and liberal whites tried to transform the event into a celebration of black emancipation... The first comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Civil War Centennial, Troubled commemoration masterfully depicts the episode as an essential window into the political, social, and cultural conflicts of America in the 1960s and confirms that it has much to tell us about the development of the modern South"--Dust jacket
  • "The first comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Civil War Centennial, Troubled Commemoration masterfully depicts the episode as an essential window into the political, social, and cultural conflicts of America in the 1960s and confirms that it has much to tell us about the development of the modern South."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Robert J.
Dewey number
973.7/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E641
LC item number
.C76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Making the modern South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memorials
  • Public history
  • Memorials
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Troubled commemoration : the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965, Robert J. Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Organizing a Cold War pageant -- The white south commemorates the Civil War -- Let's call the whole thing off: the Charleston Crises of 1961 -- The historians take control -- African Americans and the Civil War centennial -- Winding down: the forgotten centennial, 1962-1965 -- An opportunity for warmth: the Civil War centennial as an exercise in consensus culture
Control code
71223026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780807132272
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006027281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71223026
Label
Troubled commemoration : the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965, Robert J. Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Organizing a Cold War pageant -- The white south commemorates the Civil War -- Let's call the whole thing off: the Charleston Crises of 1961 -- The historians take control -- African Americans and the Civil War centennial -- Winding down: the forgotten centennial, 1962-1965 -- An opportunity for warmth: the Civil War centennial as an exercise in consensus culture
Control code
71223026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780807132272
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006027281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71223026

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