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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures$
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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264355

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.001.0001

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

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

SARAH TRYPHENA PHILLIPS LECTURE IN AMERICAN HISTORY

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(p.273) Reconstructing the National Body: Masculinity, Disability and Race in the American Civil War1
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures
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SUSAN-MARY GRANT

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0010

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

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