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Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States

Paul D. Escott

Abstract

Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States studies the process of remembrance and the contests over historical memory in two nations that experienced savage, destructive civil wars: Spain and the United States. After showing why the effects of such bitter internecine conflicts can be long-lasting, it analyzes their impact on ideology and memory, on politics, and on national integration. It focuses on key institutions and elites—such as Spain's Church and Southern planters in the United States—that have used commemoration and the grievances of war to construct p ... More

Keywords: Amnesty, Economic change, Historical memory, Ideology, Justice, Political parties, Reconciliation, Social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049410
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049410.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul D. Escott, author