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Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War

Author: Tony Horwitz
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1998. ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. He joins "hardcore" reenactors; witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war; finds that Andersonville Prison's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horwitz, Tony, 1958-
Confederates in the attic.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)682919041
Named Person: Tony Horwitz; Tony Horwitz; Tony Horwitz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Horwitz
ISBN: 0679439781 9780679439783 9780733608520 9780679758334 0733608523 067975833X
OCLC Number: 37341269
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (Nonfiction) 1999
Description: ix, 406 pages : 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: Confederates in the attic --
North Carolina: Cats of the Confederacy --
South Carolina: In the better half of the world --
South Carolina: Shades of gray --
Kentucky: Dying for Dixie --
Virginia: A farb of the heart --
Tennessee: At the Foote of the master --
Tennessee: The ghost marks of Shiloh --
Mississippi: The Minié Ball pregnancy --
Virginia and beyond: The Civil Wargasm --
Georgia: Gone with the window --
Georgia: Still prisoners of war --
Alabama: Only living Confederate widow tells some --
Alabama: I had a dream --
Strike the tent.
Responsibility: Tony Horwitz.
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Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. He joins "hardcore" reenactors; witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war; finds that Andersonville Prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of an eccentric pilgrim. Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, this book brings alive old battlefields and new ones--classrooms, courts, country bars--where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways.--From publisher description.

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