"By the 1880s, Anglo-Saxon militarism would solidify the reconnection of the white North and the white South, to the exclusion of black Americans" (13). [...] rather than a struggle to end slavery, the war became ... a theater of the sublime where white men, North and South, had repeatedly demonstrated their valor" (26).
Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 Charles E Bennison Jr Anglican and Episcopal History; Mar 2010; 79, 1; Docstoc pg. 90
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