Oxford University Press
Author Ian Finseth, in The Civil War Dead and American Modernity, has mined the graveyards, remains, and memento mori of the Civil War to offer a reinterpretation of their cultural importance to the evolution of American modernization. His thesis is that the Civil War dead became one of the most powerful symbols of the relationship of the present to the past. Finseth is an Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of North Texas, and this book is one of the volumes in the Oxford Studies in American Literary History.
"The Civil War Dead and American Modernity,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss4/25