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Recalling Deeds ImmortalFlorida Monuments to the Civil War$
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William B. Lees and Frederick P. Gaske

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049960

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049960.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Recalling Deeds Immortal

William B. Lees

Frederick P. Gaske

University Press of Florida

Here, the authors announce their purpose in writing this book, which is not only to present detailed histories of the monuments and their construction but also to explain their role in the national process of remembering the Civil War. The origins of monument building during the Civil War are reviewed, as is the transformation of that process following the Civil War when the difficulties of Reconstruction increasingly inspired different social memories of the conflict--differences reflected in monuments built nationally and in Florida. The authors approach this commemorative process in Florida topically rather than chronologically, tackling first the monuments erected during Reconstruction and then turning to address Confederate monuments, Union monuments, memorialization of hallowed ground in Florida and other states, and finally the steady pace of monument building following the Civil War Centennial.

Keywords:   Florida, Confederate, Union, monument, Reconstruction, Civil War, social memory, memorialization

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