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Monuments honoring leaders and victorious armies have been raised throughout history Following the American Civil War, however, this tradition expanded, and by the early twentieth century, the Confederate dead and surviving veterans, although defeated in battle, ranked among the world s most commemorated troops This memorialization, described in North Carolina Civil War Monuments, evolved through a challenging and contentious process accomplished over decades Prompted by the need to rebury wartime dead, memorialization, led by women, first expressed regional grief and mourning then expanded into a vital aspect of Southern memory In North Carolina, 109 Civil War monuments 101 honoring Confederate troops and eight commemorating Union forces were raised prior to the Civil War centennial Photographs showcase each memorial while committee records, legal documents, and contemporaneous accounts are used to detail the difficult process through which these monuments were erected Their design, location, and funding reflect not only the period s sculptural and cultural milieu but also reveal one state s evolving grief and the forging of public memory....

Title : North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History
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ISBN : 0786468564
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : McFarland May 7, 2013
Number of Pages : 272 pages
File Size : 893 KB
Status : Available For Download
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North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History Reviews

  • McGee
    2019-05-11 12:09

    This is a great resource with lots of information. The photos are excellant. However all the information for a monument it not all in one place. You will have to look in different places in the book to get all the information for to a monumnet.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-05-07 16:57

    I was expecting color pictures. I was wanting to see the monuments in detail. Black and white photos do not show the craftsmanship than went into these monuments.

  • Robert A. Lynn
    2019-05-01 15:06


  • Craig Flynn
    2019-05-11 12:08

    Better hurry up and buy this book soon! IT might be a collectors item some day because it might offend someone and call for a ban against it. The rabble will start having a book burning. It is a good book and if your a follower in the Civil War one for keeps. Please lets not see these books go away too! " what a world, What a world"