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Baptized in blood : the religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920

Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 2009 edView all editions and formats
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Southerners may have abandoned their dream of a political nation after Appomattox, but they preserved their cultural identity. Out of defeat emerged a civil religion that embodied the Lost Cause.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Reagan Wilson
ISBN: 9780820334257 0820334251
OCLC Number: 318869606
Notes: Originally published: Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1980. With a new pref.
Description: xx, 256 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface to the 2009 edition: The Lost Cause and the civil religion in recent historiography --
Introduction: Origin and overview --
Sacred southern ceremonies : ritual of the Lost Cause --
Crusading Christian confederates : religious myth of the Lost Cause --
Abiding children of pride : theology of the Lost Cause --
A Southern Jeremiad : Lost Cause critique of the New South --
Morality and mysticism : race and the lost cause --
J. William Jones : evangelist of the Lost Cause --
Schooled in tradition : a Lost Cause education --
A harvest of heroes : reconciliation and vindication.
Responsibility: Charles Reagan Wilson.

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"If the South cannot escape its history, perhaps it is because it does not want to. Wilson's magnificent book on the religion of the Lost Cause drives that point home forcefully. . . . He skillfully Read more...

 
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