Book Reviews -- the Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 by Nina Silber and Edited by Gary W. Gallagher
Litwicki, Ellen M., The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900. By NINA SILBER. Civil War America Series. GARY W. GALLAGHER, Series Editor. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1993. xii, 257 pp. $34.95.
As Edward Said argued so eloquently in Orientalism, our view of the "other" reveals more about our own culture than about the reality of the "other." In her provocative new book, Nina Silber applies this insight to northerners' images of the South after the Civil War, which, she argues, evolved in tandem with their anxieties and ambivalence about the social and economic transformation of their own society.
Silber sheds new light on the conundrum …
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Publication information: Article title: Book Reviews -- the Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 by Nina Silber and Edited by Gary W. Gallagher. Contributors: Litwicki, Ellen M. - Author. Journal title: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Volume: 102. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 1994. Page number: 420. © Virginia Historical Society Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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