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Enduring legacy : rhetoric and ritual of the lost cause

Author: W Stuart Towns
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rhetoric and ritual commemorating war has been a part of human culture for ages. In "Enduring Legacy"," """W. Stuart Towns explores the crucial role of rhetoric and oratory in creating and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Stuart Towns
ISBN: 9780817317522 081731752X 9780817385811 0817385819
OCLC Number: 730412371
Description: xvii, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Rhetoric, celebration, and ritual: building a collective memory in the postwar South --
Remembering the Confederacy: ceremony in the postwar South, 1865-1920s --
The road to secession and war: the oratorical defense of the Confederacy and the Old South --
Creating the myths of the war: martyrs and scapegoats of the Confederacy --
Creating the myths of Reconstruction, redemption, reconciliation, and the new and future South: the rest of the story --
The persistence of a myth: the lost cause in the modern South.
Responsibility: W. Stuart Towns.

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