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Reconstructing the National Body: Masculinity, Disability and Race in the American Civil War

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Susan-Mary Grant


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This lecture presents the text of the speech about masculinity, disability, and race in the American Civil War delivered by the author at the 2007 Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History held at the British Academy. It discusses the centrality of the Civil War to America's national history, and also highlights the role of the dead in the construction both of Northern/Union nationalism and the Southern civic religion.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Grant SM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Proceedings of the British Academy

Year: 2008

Volume: 154

Pages: 273-317

Print publication date: 01/01/2008

ISSN (print): 0068-1202

Publisher: The British Academy


DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0010


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