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Rethinking Shiloh : myth and memory

Author: Timothy B Smith
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"[The author] delves even further into the story of Shiloh and examines in detail how the battle has been treated in historiography and public opinion. The nine essays in this collection uncover new details about the battle, correct some of the myths surrounding it, and reveal new avenues of exploration"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy B Smith
ISBN: 9781572339415 1572339411
OCLC Number: 807768766
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Difficult and broken ground" : the terrain factor at Shiloh --
To conquer or perish : the last hours of Albert Sidney Johnston --
Anatomy of an icon : Shiloh's Hornet's Nest in Civil War memory --
A case study in Civil War memory : Benjamin M. Prentiss as the hero of Shiloh --
Rewriting history : locating Lew Wallace's route of march to Shiloh --
Secession at Shiloh : Mississippi's convention delegates and their state's defense --
The forgotten inhabitants of Shiloh : a case study in a civilian-government relationship --
A case study in change : the New Deal's effect on Shiloh National Military Park --
History in the making : Shiloh : portrait of a battle fifty years later.
Responsibility: Timothy B. Smith.

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"[The author] delves even further into the story of Shiloh and examines in detail how the battle has been treated in historiography and public opinion. The nine essays in this collection uncover new details about the battle, correct some of the myths surrounding it, and reveal new avenues of exploration"--Jacket.

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"This book contributes to a more complete and 'total' appreciation of the Shiloh campaign in all of its many ramifications."-James Lee McDonough, author of "Shiloh- In Hell Before Night""

 
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