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Memory and Myth

The Civil War in Fiction and Film from Uncle Tom's Cabin to Cold Mountain

David B. Sachsman S. Kittrell Rushing

307 pages
Purdue University Press
Memory and Myth is an interdisciplinary study of the Civil War and its enduring impact on American writers and filmmakers. Its twenty-five chapters are all concerned, in one way or another, with creative responses to the Civil War, and the ways in which artists have sought to make sense of the war and to convey their findings to succeeding generations of readers and filmgoers. The book also examines the role of movies and television in transmuting the historical memories of the Civil War into durable, ever-changing myths.