After 150 Years, the Civil War Still Divides the United States
Cornwell, Rupert, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
As the country prepares to commemorate the great schism, the echoes of the bloody conflict still reverberate through its politics and culture Out of America
'A joyous night of music, dancing, food and drink" is probably not how most people would choose to mark an event setting the stage for a conflict that lasted four years, cost 620,000 lives, and ended in annihilating defeat.
But when it comes to the American Civil War, South Carolina is not ordinary. It was the state where passions ran highest then, and where the flame of the "Lost Cause" is most tenderly nourished now. The war was made inevitable by an act of defiance by South Carolina. How fitting, indeed …
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Publication information: Article title: After 150 Years, the Civil War Still Divides the United States. Contributors: Cornwell, Rupert - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: December 19, 2010. Page number: 34. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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