Benjamin G. Cloyd deftly analyzes how Americans have remembered the military prisons of the Civil War from the war itself to the present, making a strong case for the continued importance of the great conflict in contemporary America. The first study of Civil War memory to focus exclusively on the military prison camps, Haunted by Atrocity offers a cautionary tale of how Americans, for generations, have unconsciously constructed their recollections of painful events in ways that protect cherished ideals of myth, meaning, identity, and, ultimately, the deeply rooted faith in American exceptionalism.
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|Size: ||3.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9780807137383 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|