It is interesting to note that history and how that is history is remembered can be two totally different things. In Eric Foner’s book review of David’s Blight’s “Race and Reunion,” he talks about this interesting concept called historical memory. I think “Race and Reunion” sounds very interesting and anyone wanting to learn about the civil war will definitely benefit from reading this book. It is quite obvious that Eric Foner likes the book because he talks about the author’s ingenious insightfulness on the topic of the memory of the civil war. He even goes on to say that he regrets the author not writing more. Most times we don’t think about it but historical memory is a very important aspect of history. How an event is remembered can ultimately change the meaning of that event.