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Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve and rebury the remains of Confederate soldiers scattered throughout the region. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers, nearly 28 percent of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who perished in the war. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until the 1890s, Caroline Janney restores these women's place in the historical narrative by exploring their role as the creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition between 1865 and 1915.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1 Patriotic Ladies of the South: Virginia Women in the Confederacy
  2. pp. 15-38
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  1. 2 A Fitting Work: The Origins of Virginia’s Ladies’ Memorial Associations, 1865–1866
  2. pp. 39-68
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  1. 3 The Influence and Zeal of Woman: Ladies’ Memorial Associations during Radical Reconstruction, 1867–1870
  2. pp. 69-104
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  1. 4 A Rather Hardheaded Set: Challenges for the Ladies’ Memorial Associations, 1870–1883
  2. pp. 105-132
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  1. 5 The Old Spirit Is Not Dying Out: The Memorial Associations’ Renaissance, 1883–1893
  2. pp. 133-166
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  1. 6 Lest We Forget: United Daughters and Confederated Ladies, 1894–1915
  2. pp. 167-194
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  1. Epilogue: A Mixed Legacy
  2. pp. 195-200
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  1. Appendix
  2. p. 201
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 257-270
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469602226
Related ISBN
9780807831762
MARC Record
OCLC
608395213
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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