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Southerners may have abandoned their dream of a political nation after Appomattox, but they preserved their cultural identity by blending Christian rhetoric and symbols with the rhetoric and imagery of Confederate tradition. Out of defeat emerged a civil religion that embodied the Lost Cause. As Charles Reagan Wilson writes in his new preface, "The Lost Cause version of the regional civil religion was a powerful expression, and recent scholarship affirms its continuing power in the minds of many white southerners."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface to the 2009 Edition: The Lost Cause and the Civil Religion in Recent Historiography
  2. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xxi
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  1. Introduction: Origin and Overview
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. One. Sacred Southern Ceremonies: Ritual of the Lost Cause
  2. pp. 18-36
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  1. Two. Crusading Christian Confederates: Religious Myth of the Lost Cause
  2. pp. 37-57
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  1. Three. Abiding Children of Pride: Theology of the Lost Cause
  2. pp. 58-78
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  1. Four. A Southern Jeremiad: Lost Cause Critique of the New South
  2. pp. 79-99
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  1. Five. Morality and Mysticism: Race and the Lost Cause
  2. pp. 100-118
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  1. Six. J. William Jones: Evangelist of the Lost Cause
  2. pp. 119-138
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  1. Seven. Schooled in Tradition: A Lost Cause Education
  2. pp. 139-160
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  1. Eight. A Harvest of Heroes: Reconciliation and Vindication
  2. pp. 161-182
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 183-225
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-249
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-256
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820340722
Related ISBN
9780820334257
MARC Record
OCLC
758389689
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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