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While the nation is convulsing anew. Employing a host of primary sources, she demonstrates that while the United States secured political reunion with the rebellious South within a decade of Appomattox, “reconciliation,” which she defines as “the degree to which former Confederates and advocates of the Union had agreed to forgive and forget,” was a process that never truly materialized, even though by the mid-20th century, the myth of wizened veterans of the Blue and Gray bonding over shared sacrifice and martial valor held great sway.

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