A Conversation Between David Blight and Greg Downs

I watched this live a few months ago and was hoping CUNY would eventually upload it for public viewing. It really is a wonderful conversation that considers our collective memory of Appomattox and, especially, Downs’s new book, After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War, which is a must read.

[Uploaded to YouTube on June 25, 2014]

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  • Pat Young Jul 18, 2015 @ 6:38

    After Appomattox is a wonderful book. It will inform the research agenda for years. Thanks for posting the video. I too had been looking for it after the live stream.

  • kew100 Jul 18, 2015 @ 9:29

    Yes, thank you. Oy. Another book to buy, read, digest, attempt to understand…

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