50th Reunion Book Form

While the class of '59 has published several class books in the past, this 50th reunion edition is meant to be the best and most revered. This is your book and will be in your hands this fall, well before our reunion.  The early delivery of the book is meant to encourage attendance with those who remain undecided.  Giving everyone the opportunity to become reacquainted, and often newly acquainted, with their classmates has proven to be a powerful draw. 

David Blight's Race and Reunion Offers Critical Appraisal of America After the Civil War

January 24, 2001Contact: Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. David W. Blight, the Class of 1959 Professor of History and Black Studies at Amherst College, has just published Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory ($29.95, 512 pp., Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2001), a study of how Americans "black and white, from North and South, soldiers and politicians, writers and editors" made sense of America's most wrenching war.