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Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance (American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era)

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During the hottest days of the summer of 1863, while the nation's attention was focused on a small town in Pennsylvania known as Gettysburg, another momentous battle was being fought along the banks of the Mississippi. In the longest single campaign of the war, the siege of Vicksburg left 19,000 dead and wounded on both sides, gave the Union Army control of the Mississippi ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published August 31st 2005 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Oct 06, 2016 Diane rated it really liked it
Christopher Waldrep is extraordinarily detailed and well versed with his resources. You would be hard pressed to read through this book if you don't already have a fairly extensive background of Vicksburg, Mississippi's history during the Civil War and after.

The book, as stated, focuses on Vicksburg's intrinsic role in the American Civil War and then what followed after, focusing on such things as reconciliation, race relations, and the military park that was eventually erected. Throughout the
Jun 04, 2009 Strawfoot rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this one, but I think the author got too ambitious. It should have been two books: one about the establishment of the memorial and one about race relations during and after the war. As it ended up, it was a book that never gelled. It had interesting factoids throughout but I wanted more.
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Prof. Waldrep became the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at SFSU in August, 2000. Previously professor of history at Eastern Illinois University, he is the author of Night Riders: Defending Community in the Black Patch (1993); Roots of Disorder: Race and Criminal Justice in the American South, 1817-80 (1998); Racial Violence on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents (2001) ...more
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