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Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 1
Published on: September 1, 2011
In Memory’s Mirror

How Americans have commemorated the Civil War at fifty, one hundred and 150 years tells us who we are as a nation-in-progress.

David W. Blight is Class of ’54 Professor of American History at Yale University and author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory and American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era.
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