University of North Carolina Press
“The Civil War monuments installed by communities across the North and South from the 1860s into the 1930s” (1), Thomas J. Brown argues in his fascinating new book, served as “exemplars of a robust, disciplined citizenry” (2). They symbolized the “soldier’s replacement of the farmer as the paradigmatic American citizen,” “created a social metaphor conducive to Gilded Age reinforcement of class and racial hierarchy” (6), and thereby “transformed the civil landscape and the place of the military in national life “(1)...
Foster, Gaines M.
"Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss2/6