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The myth of the lost cause and Civil War history

Author: Gary W Gallagher; Alan T Nolan
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Nine distinguished historians debunk the myth of the Lost Cause in an effort to replace falsity with truth.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary W Gallagher; Alan T Nolan
ISBN: 9780253222664 0253222664
OCLC Number: 645698694
Description: v, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gary W. Gallagher --
The anatomy of the myth / Alan T. Nolan --
Jubal A. Early, the lost cause, and Civil War history: a persistent legacy / Gary W. Gallagher --
"Is our love for Wade Hampton foolishness?" South Carolina and the lost cause / Charles J. Holden --
"These few gray-haired, battle-scarred veterans:" Confederate army reunions in Georgia, 1885-95 / Keith S. Bohannon --
New South visionaries: Virginia's last generation of slaveholders, the gospel of progress, and the lost cause / Peter S. Carmichael --
James Longstreet and the lost cause / Jeffry D. Wert --
Continuous hammering and mere attrition: lost cause critics and the military reputation of Ulysses S. Grant / Brooks D. Simpson --
"Let the people see the old life as it was:" LaSalle Corbell Pickett and the myth of the lost cause / Lesley J. Gordon --
The immortal Confederacy: another look at lost cause religion / Lloyd A. Hunter.
Responsibility: Gary W. Gallagher and Alan T. Nolan, editors.

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Well reasoned and timely. * Booklist * The Lost Cause . . . is a tangible and influential phenomenon in American culture and this book provides an excellent source for anyone seeking to explore its Read more...

 
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