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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 the 1890s, Caroline Janney restores these women as the earliest creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition. 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. 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.

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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
  2. pp. 203-256
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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(s)
9780807831762, 9780807872253, 9780807882702
MARC Record
OCLC
608395213
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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