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Reconstructing the National Body: Masculinity, Disability and Race in the American Civil War<sup>1</sup>

SUSAN-MARY GRANT

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780197264355
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734052 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0010

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Reconstructing the National Body: Masculinity, Disability and Race in the American Civil War1

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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.

Keywords: American Civil War; masculinity; disability; race; national history; Northern/Union nationalism; Southern civic religion; Sarah Tryphena; British Academy

Chapter.  14642 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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