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On the contrary, “the mythic figure of Lincoln [and] . . the railroads and telegraph that reconquered a geography” (xii) continue to circulate in ever-popular survey courses like “American Literature After 1865,” a fact that underscores how the Civil War has for some time functioned as a structuring metaphor for literary historiography. This does not mean that we should dismiss it as a literary value; rather, if we decenter and rehistoricize its iconography we will produce more nuanced readings of texts ostensibly designed single-mindedly around this rupture.
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