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Witness to ReconstructionConstance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894$
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Kathleen Diffley

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617030253

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.001.0001

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Imagining Sites of Memory in the Post—Civil War South

Imagining Sites of Memory in the Post—Civil War South

The National Cemetery in Woolson’s “Rodman the Keeper”

(p.162) Imagining Sites of Memory in the Post—Civil War South
Witness to Reconstruction

Martin T. Buinicki

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines Constance Fenimore Woolson’s story “Rodman the Keeper” (1877). It considers Northern sentiment about national cemeteries for the Union dead, and investigates the ways in which Pierre Nora’s “sites of memory” were fashioned once historical events began to fade.

Keywords:   Constance Fenimore Woolson, national cemeteries, Pierre Nora, sites of memory, Union dead

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