By Paul D. Escott
“Truly extraordinary. Travels uncharted terrain, relocating deftly via an unlimited scholarship in languages. The learn is sound, the prose crisp and available, and the topic surely important.”—W. Fitzhugh Brundage, writer of The Southern prior: A conflict of Race and Memory
“Illuminates the long-lasting efficiency of reminiscence in shaping postwar societies for generations after the combating ceased, reminding us that either losers and victors frequently had robust factors to remember—and to forget.”—Caroline E. Janney, writer of Remembering the Civil War
“Traces the dynamics of reminiscence within the aftermath of the Spanish and American civil wars and demonstrates how comparable tactics of closure, willful blindness, and ideological inculcation labored out within the diversified contexts to provide occasionally related yet frequently notably diverse outcomes.” —Cillian McGrattan, writer of Memory, Politics and Identity
“With a fascinating narrative and deep examine, the ebook is a version of the advantages derived from a really comparative study.”—David Goldfield, writer of Still struggling with the Civil War
Spain and the USA either skilled tremendous bloody and divisive civil wars that left social and emotional wounds, lots of which nonetheless undergo this day. In Uncommonly Savage, award-winning historian Paul Escott considers the effect of internecine violence on reminiscence and beliefs, politics, and means of reconciliation. He additionally examines debates over reparation or ethical popularity, the increase of fact and reconciliation commissions, and the felony, mental, and non secular points of contemporary overseas legislation relating to amnesty.
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