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American Oracle

The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

  • Prologue. “Five Score Years Ago”
  • Civil War and Civil Rights
  • 1. “Gods and Devils Aplenty”: Robert Penn Warren
  • 2. A Formula for Enjoying the War: Bruce Catton
  • 3. “Lincoln and Lee and All That”: Edmund Wilson
  • 4. “This Country Is My Subject”: James Baldwin
  • Epilogue. “The Wisdom of Tragedy”: Ralph Ellison Had a Dream
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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