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 Posted: Tue Oct 11th, 2005 10:44 am
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Allan Nevins said in the early days of the Civil War Centennial that Americans had ceased to take the Civil War seriously; that it had in fact become a form of 'cowboys and indians' for grownups.

He believed that the pain, sacrifices, and the political and social implications of the struggle had been minimilised and that a realistic appreciation of the war had been lost in a sea of cheap commercialism and sentimentalism.

Is their some truth in these observations?

 

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