1st Edition

Reconciliation after Civil Wars Global Perspectives

Edited By Paul Quigley, James Hawdon Copyright 2018
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    How do former enemies reconcile after civil wars? Do they ever really reconcile in any complete sense? How is political reunification related to longer-term cultural reintegration? Bringing together experts on civil wars around the modern world – the United States, Spain, Rwanda, Colombia, Russia, and more - this volume provides comparative and transnational analysis of the challenges that arise in the aftermath of civil war.

    1.Introduction (Paul Quigley) Part One: Post-Civil War Reconciliation in our Time 2. Reconciliation in Post-genocide Rwanda: Achievements and Challenges (Joseph Sebarenzi) 3. War and Peace in Colombia: The Impact of the Peace Accords on Local Communities (Rachel May and Paula Lezama) 4. Political Violence, Civil War, and the Paths of National Reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa (Adou Djané Dit Fatogoma) Part Two: Memory and Reconciliation after the American Civil War 5. Lee Returns to the Capitol: A Case Study in Reconciliation and Its Limits (Robert Colby) 6. The Persistence of Memory: Rural African American Memory in a Pennsylvania Community (Hilary Green) 7. Beyond Memory: The US South and the Emotional Politics of Reconciliation (Sarah Bowman) 8. No More Shall the Winding Rivers Be Red: The Role of Regionalism in Sectional Reconciliation (Matthew Stanley) Part Three: The American Civil War in Transnational Perspective 9. Reconciling Reconciliation in the US Civil War (William Blair) 10. ‘Save our Heritage’: The Contested Reconciliation of Mid-Nineteenth Century Separatist Movements (Niels Eichhorn) 11. Internationalizing Reconstruction: Southern Perspectives on Confederate Defeat and Reconstruction (Ann Tucker) Part Four: Problems of Reconciliation in Europe 12. Franco’s Peace: Fighting the Spanish Civil War 1939- 1975 (Julius Ruiz) 13. The Civil War, the Italian Social Republic and the Memory of the ‘Vanquished’ (Federico Ciavattone) 14. The Russian Civil War: Is National Reconciliation Possible? (Sergey Verdenikov) Part Five: Processes of Reconciliation 15. Fostering Peace after Civil War: When Should Civil Society Participate? (Matthew Hoddie and Joseph Rudolph) 16. United We Heal, Divided We Reconcile: Group Solidarity and the Problem of Status after Civil Conflicts (James Hawdon)


    Paul Quigley is James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. His publications include Shifting Grounds: Nationalism and the American South, 1848-65, winner of the British Association for American Studies Book Prize and the Jefferson Davis Award from the Museum of the Confederacy.

    James Hawdon is a professor of sociology and Director of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech. Professor Hawdon's research focuses on how community relations influence rates of violence and how communities respond to violent incidents ranging from murder to warfare. He has published over a hundred articles, books, and reports in the areas of violence, crime, the sociology of drugs, and policing.