Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause Civil War America

Her exploration introduces new ways in which gender played a vital role in shaping the politics, culture, and society of the late nineteenth-century South. Long before national groups such as the woman's Christian Temperance Union and the United Daughters of the Confederacy were established, Janney shows, local LMAs were earning sympathy for defeated Confederates.

Used book in Good Condition. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until the 1890s, Caroline Janney restores these women as the earliest creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition. In virginia alone, these ladies' memorial Associations LMAs relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72, 000 soldiers.

Immediately after the civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve the remains of Confederate soldiers.

Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation Littlefield History of the Civil War Era

Janney examines how the war generation--men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates--crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. As early as 1865, survivors of the civil War were acutely aware that people were purposefully shaping what would be remembered about the war and what would be omitted from the historical record.

. In remembering the Civil War, Caroline E. Janney maintains that the participants never fully embraced the reconciliation so famously represented in handshakes across stone walls. She challenges the idea that white northerners and southerners salved their war wounds through shared ideas about race and shows that debates about slavery often proved to be among the most powerful obstacles to reconciliation.

Janney explores the subtle yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation and argues that the Unionist and Emancipationist memories of the war never completely gave way to the story Confederates told. University of North Carolina Press. Instead, both union and confederate veterans, and most especially their respective women's organizations, clung tenaciously to their own causes well into the twentieth century.


Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture New Perspectives on the History of the South

Cox's history of the udc, an organization founded in 1894 to vindicate the Confederate generation and honor the Lost Cause, shows why myths surrounding the Confederacy continue to endure. The daughters, as udc members were popularly known, were literally daughters of the Confederate generation. It also offers a new historical perspective on the subject of Confederate memory and the role southern women played in its development.

Karen L. Southern association for women historians julia cherry Spruill Prize"A vital and, until now, missing piece to the puzzle of the 'Lost Cause' ideology and its impact on the daily lives of post-Civil War southerners. They erected monuments, monitored history for "truthfulness, " and sought to educate coming generations of white southerners about an idyllic past and a just cause--states' rights.

This is a careful, created a landscape of monuments that honored the confederate dead, and provided assistance to elderly veterans, not simply through rhetoric but through the creation of a remarkably effective organization whose leadership influenced the teaching of history in the schools, insightful examination of the role women played in shaping the perceptions of two generations of southerners, their widows, and their children.

Carol berkin, city university of new yorkeven without the right to vote, members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy proved to have enormous social and political influence throughout the South--all in the name of preserving Confederate culture. To the extent they were successful, the Daughters helped to preserve and perpetuate an agenda for the New South that included maintaining the social status quo.

Soldiers' and widows' homes, perpetuation of the mythology of the antebellum South, and pro-southern textbooks in the region's white public schools were all integral to their mission of creating the New South in the image of the Old. Udc members aspired to transform military defeat into a political and cultural victory, in which states' rights and white supremacy remained intact.

Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation Of The Plantation Household

University of North Carolina Press. Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds light on the political importance of ostensible private struggles, and on the political agendas at work in framing the domestic as private and household relations as personal.

Used book in Good Condition. This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Used book in Good Condition. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved.


Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

Blight's sweeping narrative of triumph and tragedy, romance and realism, is a compelling tale of the politics of memory, of how a nation healed from civil war without justice. He resurrects the variety of african-American voices and memories of the war and the efforts to preserve the emancipationist legacy in the midst of a culture built on its denial.

Race and reunion is a history of how the unity of white America was purchased through the increasing segregation of black and white memory of the Civil War. Belknap Press. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. Blight delves deeply into the shifting meanings of death and sacrifice, Reconstruction, the idea of the Lost Cause, the romanticized South of literature, soldiers' reminiscences of battle, and the ritual of Memorial Day.

Used book in Good Condition. Nearly lost in national culture were the moral crusades over slavery that ignited the war, the presence and participation of African Americans throughout the war, and the promise of emancipation that emerged from the war. No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War.

David blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America's national reunion. In 1865, confronted with a ravaged landscape and a torn America, the North and South began a slow and painful process of reconciliation. The ensuing decades witnessed the triumph of a culture of reunion, which downplayed sectional division and emphasized the heroics of a battle between noble men of the Blue and the Gray.

Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause and the Emergence of the New South, 1865-1913

Oxford university Press USA. University of North Carolina Press. Used book in Good Condition. Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals such as memorial day observances, monument unveilings, and veterans' reunions, Ghosts of the Confederacy probes into how white southerners adjusted to and interpreted their defeat and explores the cultural implications of a central event in American history.

He traces southerners' fascination with the lost cause--showing that it was rooted as much in social tensions resulting from rapid change as it was in the legacy of defeat--and demonstrates that the public celebration of the war helped to make the South a deferential and conservative society. Foster argues that, contrary to southern folklore, rapidly embraced both reunion and a New South, southerners actually accepted their loss, and helped to foster sectional reconciliation and an emerging social order.

Although the ghosts of the confederacy still haunted the New South, ultimately trivialized its memory, in celebrating the war, Foster concludes that they did little to shape behavior in it--white southerners, reduced its cultural power, and failed to derive any special wisdom from defeat. Belknap Press.

Used book in Good Condition. After lee and grant met at appomatox court house in 1865 to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the dream of a Confederate nation melted into the Lost Cause.

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

University of North Carolina Press. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own. 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 and the war itself.

Oxford university Press USA. Indiana University Press. In the myth of the lost cause and civil war history, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying ways in which it falsifies history―creating a volume that makes a significant contribution to Civil War historiography. Used book in Good Condition.

. Used book in Good Condition. Misrepresenting the war’s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. Belknap Press.

Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture

University of North Carolina Press. In dreaming of dixie, karen cox shows that the chief purveyors of nostalgia for the Old South were outsiders of the region, playing to consumers' anxiety about modernity by marketing the South as a region still dedicated to America's pastoral traditions. Indiana University Press.

Belknap Press. In addition, cox examines how southerners themselves embraced the imaginary romance of the region's past. From the late nineteenth century through world war ii, draped in moonlight and magnolias, white-columned mansions, the chivalrous planter, popular culture portrayed the American South as a region ensconced in its antebellum past, the belle, and represented by such southern icons as the mammy, and even bolls of cotton.

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Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America, New Edition

Standing soldiers, kneeling slaves probes a host of fascinating questions and remains the only sustained investigation of post-Civil War monument building as a process of national and racial definition. The united states began as a slave society, and remained so until a civil war took the lives of a half million soldiers, holding millions of Africans and their descendants in bondage, some once slaves themselves.

Looking at monuments built and unbuilt, gender, Kirk Savage shows how the greatest era of monument building in American history took place amid struggles over race, and collective memory. Standing soldiers, parks, kneeling slaves explores how the history of slavery and its violent end was told in public spaces―specifically in the sculptural monuments that came to dominate streets, and town squares in nineteenth-century America.

University of North Carolina Press. University of North Carolina Press. Indiana University Press. Belknap Press. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. Featuring a new preface by the author that reflects on recent events surrounding the meaning of these monuments, this new and expanded edition reveals how monuments exposed the myth of a "united" people, and new photography and illustrations throughout, and have only become more controversial with the passage of time.

The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem

University of North Carolina Press. University of North Carolina Press. This product is a book. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Indiana University Press. Used book in Good Condition. He reveals the flag's origins as one of many banners unfurled on the battlefields of the Civil War and shows how it emerged as the preeminent representation of the Confederacy and was transformed into a cultural icon from Reconstruction on, becoming an aggressively racist symbol only after World War II and during the Civil Rights movement.

Belknap Press. Pursuing the flag's conflicting meanings, fear, Coski suggests how this provocative artifact, which has been viewed with pride, nostalgia, and disgust, anger, might ultimately provide Americans with the common ground of a shared and complex history. Oxford university Press USA.

Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies Public Planet Books

University of North Carolina Press. Paying particular attention to the american south, though drawing examples as well from elsewhere in the United States and throughout the world, modification, Levinson shows how the social and legal arguments regarding the display, construction, and destruction of public monuments mark the seemingly endless confrontation over the symbolism attached to public space.

Used book in Good Condition. Twentieth anniversary edition with a new preface and afterword From the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans in the spring of 2017 to the violent aftermath of the white nationalist march on the Robert E. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. Belknap Press.

University of North Carolina Press. Lee monument in charlottesville later that summer, debates and conflicts over the memorialization of Confederate “heroes” have stormed to the forefront of popular American political and cultural discourse. Indiana University Press. This twentieth anniversary edition of written in Stone includes a new preface and an extensive afterword that takes account of recent events in cities, schools and universities, and public spaces throughout the United States and elsewhere.

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