The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
Publisher Indiana University Press
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Category History
Total Pages 231
ISBN 0253338220
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The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War HistoryEdited by Gary W. Gallagher and Alan T. Nolan Nine distinguished historians debunk the myth of the Lost Cause. The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History posits the following notion: that the Confederacy was doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union, but its forces fought heroically against all odds for the cause of states' rights. In reality, this was and is an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists (beginning with Jubal Early) have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own, leaving truth in the dust. Misrepresenting the war's true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. The controversy currently raging in South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas over the display of Confederate symbols illustrates the power and saliency of this myth. In The Myth of the Lost Cause, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying the ways in which it falsifies history. They have created a thoughtful and provocative volume that makes a major contribution to Civil War historiography. Alan T. Nolan is author of Lee Considered and The Iron Brigade and is editor of Giants in Their Tall Black Hats, the latter two books published by Indiana University Press. Gary W. Gallagher is Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He has written and published numerous books on the Civil War, including Lee and His Generals in War and Memory, Lee the Soldier, and The Confederate War. [Note: Must include contents in catalog.]ContentsIntroduction, Gary W. GallagherThe Anatomy of the Myth, Alan T. NolanJubal A. Early, The Lost Cause and Civil War History, A Persistent Legacy, Gary W. GallagherIs Our Love for Wade Hampton Foolishness?: South Carolina and the Lost Cause, Charles J. HoldenThese Few Gray-haired, Battle-Scarred Veterans: Confederate Army Reunions in Georgia (1885-1895), Keith S. BohannonNew South Visionaries: Virginia's Last Generation of Slaveholders: The Gospel of Progress and the Lost Cause, Peter J. CarmichaelJames Longstreet and the Lost Cause, Jeffrey D. WertContinuous Hammering and Mere Attrition: Lost Cause Critics and the Military Reputation of Ulysses S. Grant, Brooks D. SimpsonLet the People See the Old Life as It Was: Lasalle Corbell Pickett and the Myth of the Lost Cause, Lesley J. GordonThe Immortal Confederacy: Another Look at Lost Cause Religion, Lloyd A. Hunter

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
  • Author : Gary W. Gallagher,Myra MacPherson,Alan T. Nolan
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2000

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War HistoryEdited by Gary W. Gallagher and Alan T. Nolan Nine distinguished historians debunk the myth of the Lost Cause. The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History posits the following notion: that the Confederacy was doomed from the start

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The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
  • Author : Gary W. Gallagher,Alan T. Nolan
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-11-22

A “well-reasoned and timely” (Booklist) essay collection interrogates the Lost Cause myth in Civil War historiography. Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states’ rights? In reality, these

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The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
  • Author : Gary W. Gallagher,Alan T. Nolan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states' rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession

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The Myth of the Lost Cause
  • Author : Edward H. Bonekemper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-05

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

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Robert E  Lee and Me
  • Author : Ty Seidule
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy—and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed. Ty Seidule grew up revering

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Ghosts of the Confederacy
  • Author : Gaines M. Foster
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1988-11-24

Examines how white southerners adjusted to the Confederacy's defeat in the Civil War, arguing that the southerners were realistic in accepting their defeat and eager to embrace the emerging New South

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The Lost Cause
  • Author : Edward Alfred Pollard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868

Read online The Lost Cause written by Edward Alfred Pollard, published by which was released on 1868. Download full The Lost Cause Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Baptized in Blood
  • Author : Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 1980

Charles Reagan Wilson documents that for over half a century there existed not one, but two civil religions in the United States, the second not dedicated to honoring the American nation. Extensively researched in primary sources, Baptized in Blood is a significant and well-written study of the South’s civil

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The False Cause
  • Author : Adam H. Domby
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11

The Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early twentieth century in essence sought to recast a struggle to perpetuate slavery as a heroic defense of the South. As Adam Domby reveals here, this was not only an insidious goal; it was founded on

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Jubal A  Early  the Lost Cause  and Civil War History
  • Author : Gary W. Gallagher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995

Read online Jubal A Early the Lost Cause and Civil War History written by Gary W. Gallagher, published by which was released on 1995. Download full Jubal A Early the Lost Cause and Civil War History Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Burying the Dead but Not the Past
  • Author : Caroline E. Janney
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01

Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve the remains of Confederate soldiers. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until

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The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader
  • Author : James W. Loewen,Edward H. Sebesta
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2011-01-05

Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans—including most history teachers—think the Confederate States seceded for “states’ rights.” This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy. These

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Lee and His Army in Confederate History
  • Author : Gary W. Gallagher
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2006

Was Robert E. Lee a gifted soldier whose only weaknesses lay in the depth of his loyalty to his troops, affection for his lieutenants, and dedication to the cause of the Confederacy? Or was he an ineffective leader and poor tactician whose reputation was

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Lies Across America
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24

A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of

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Creating a Confederate Kentucky
  • Author : Anne E. Marshall
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01

In Creating a Confederate Kentucky, Anne E. Marshall traces the development of a Confederate identity in Kentucky between 1865 and 1925, belying the fact that Kentucky never left the Union. After the Civil War, the people of Kentucky appeared to forget their Union loyalties and embraced the Democratic politics, racial violence, and

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