David Blight’s Book sound interesting to me. Why? It is my personal reason. First, I was not born in America and have been American for a short time. I really do not many about the American history. What I had is just a general picture about what the Civil War is. Second, the “emancipationist” and “reconciliationist” which are two understandings of how the Civil War should be remembered really interests me because it gives me an idea about how people perceive the Civil War. His book tells me more about Civil War beyond what I have known. There is no doubt that everyone can get benefit from reading it if anyone want to know more about this piece of history.
I believe it Eric Foner liked David Blight’s Book. It can see in some of the words his say like “Blight tells this story in a lucid style and with an entirely appropriate measure of indignation,” and “But the book is so persuasive overall that one regret that Bligh did not try to bring it up to the present.” Also, he says this book “is the most comprehensive and insightful study of the memory of the Civil War yet to appear.” Those seem Eric Foner agree most of what David Blight have written in this book.
The book review tells us “the study of historical memory has become something of a scholarly cottage industry” and refers that “the memory is a product of history.” The development of Industry is an important for the whole society. Moreover, the cottage industry is most basic industry system and can be throughout every single person. Now the book review suggests that the historical memory is in the same condition as industry. The history memory is important because the history memory sometimes can directly influence person’s mind and thought.