The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
Gary W. Gallagher Alan T. Nolan Keith S. Bohannon Peter S. Carmichael Lesley J. Gordon Charles J. Holden Lloyd A. Hunter Brooks D. Simpson
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Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM By Gary W. Gallagher Alan T. Nolan Keith S. Bohannon Peter S. Carmichael Lesley J. Gordon Charles J. Holden Lloyd A. Hunter Brooks D. Simpson

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 Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have beenWas 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 Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own Misrepresenting the war s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory 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.
  • Title: The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
  • Author: Gary W. Gallagher Alan T. Nolan Keith S. Bohannon Peter S. Carmichael Lesley J. Gordon Charles J. Holden Lloyd A. Hunter Brooks D. Simpson
  • ISBN: 9780253338228
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover

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Sean Chick Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
Some essays are good, others are quite awful, espcially Nolan's pitiful contribution that betrays his hatred of almost all things Southern. What the books fails to do is explain the attraction, growth, and ramifications of Lost Cause mythology. I also get the feeling that the abolitionist myth is the basis of this work. Since I don't like either myth my feelings on this book are ambivalent.
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Christopher Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
Finally, a book that destroys the myth.
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Robert Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
This is a book edited by University of Virginia Professor of Civil War History, Gary W. Gallagher. The "Lost Cause" is a phrase used to describe how some describe the Civil War from a decidedly biased viewpoint from the Confederate point of view and how it has worked it's way into a popular way of defending the southern states during the war. Many of the key belief's are(although not limited to): 1. Slavery had little or nothing to do with the conflict. Common saying is it was about "states righ [...]
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Jack Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
My Great Grandfather talked extensively about the War Between the Blue and Grey and as a youngster I became obsessed with the calamity. My Great Grandfather understood that the industrialization of the North along with the financing coming from the South into the Northern institutions created the problems from which we are still suffering.The author successfully dispels some misconceptions perceived as fact from this war but did so by so blatantly creating his own creation of the statistics of t [...]
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Don Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
As many other books, this is EDITED by Gary Gallagher. He's great at writing overviews and editing, but this is 10 essays on various aspects of the Lost Cause, and some of the chapters hit home way better than others.I found two parts of it to be terrific -- Gallagher's introduction, and his chapter on Jubal Early. Also strong were Brooks Simpson's chapter on Grant, and Jeffrey D. Wert's chapter on Longstreet.The other six chapters were fine for browsing through. The point of the book is made ve [...]
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Tim Williams Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
3.5 stars. Some essays are strong and beautifully written, particularly Pete Carmichael and Lesley Gordon's essays. The latter was my favorite because I didn't know anything about the Lost Cause author LaSalle Cobrell Pickett, who basically wrote counterfactual histories and stories that even northerners reviewed positively.Gordon, then, like many authors in the collection show that the North played an important role in Codifying Lost Cause histories of secession, war, leadership, etc that remai [...]
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Cheryle Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
A series of essays debunking the myth of the "Lost Cause," how it was perpetuated by both North and South, and how and why it influences thinking about the Civil War into the 21st Century.A bit tedious at times, and some of the essays are contradictory, but enlightening information about the big names of the war. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're either a history buff or have a specific interest in the Civil War, unromanticized.
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Jj Kwashnak Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
Good essays looking at how our memory of the Civil War was formed, and controlled, by a handful of people in the ante-bellum period.
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George P. Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
After Charlottesville, I have spent a fair bit of time on Facebook arguing about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and statues of Confederate heroes such as Robert E. Lee. My position is that the Confederacy was incorrigibly racist, that it started the war to defend slavery, and that its “heroes” should not be given statues because they were traitors. I am a conservative Republican and evangelical Christian, so my opposition to Confederate statues comes from the Right, not the Left, which alwa [...]
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Christopher Blosser Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
As other reviewers have already noted, this book suffers on account of its being an anthology -- some contributions fail to impress (I found Nolan's too insubstantial; found the presentation on Georgian Confederate Reunions of 1885-95 a hard slog to get though and confess to abandoning mid-way the reflection on Wade Hampton and South Carolina). On the other hand, I appreciated "The Immortal Confederacy: Another Look at Lost Cause Religion" as a fascinating sociological evaluation, raising some g [...]
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Frederick Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
Outstanding history using primary sources and many firsthand accounts. This is not a polemic against the South or those who admire the Confederacy. It is a thoughtful examination of the beliefs that rose after the war to justify and glorify those who fought and lost. It is worth reading just for all of the great sources that it uses and also for a well-written narrative that should make all of us examine current events more carefully, although this book is not at all about statues, but real fles [...]
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Godys Armengot Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
Southern myth machineThese are the fundamental dubious premises of the Myth of the lost cause it's major points can be summarized quickly: (1) Robert E. Lee was the best and most admirable general of the war; (2) Confederate armies faced overwhelming odds and mounted a gallant resistance; (3) Ulysses S. Grant paled in comparison to Lee as a soldier; (4) Stonewall Jackson deserved a place immediately behind Lee in the Confederate pantheon of heroes; and (5) Virginia was the most important arena o [...]
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Bob Kaufman Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
A very interesting collection of essays about the myth of the Lost Cause. I can definitely see some parallels with attitudes of today.
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Tom Darrow Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
I read this book at the end of a grad school class on the Civil War and I wish the professor had assigned it earlier in the semester.This book is a collection of 9 essays that explore the Lost Cause movement and its impact on the creation of collective memory and the history of the Civil War. Like most edited collections of essays, it has it's strong and weak contributors, but taken together, I thought it was a very well organized and insightful book.The essays are generally broken down into thr [...]
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Josh Liller Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
This is a collection of nine essays relating to The Lost Cause.Topics covered:-summary of The Lost Cause myth vs history-Jubal Early-Wade Hampton & South Carolina-Confederate Army Reunions in Georgia-The New South in Virginia-James Longstreet-U.S. Grant-LaSalle Corbell Pickett-Lost Cause ReligionI thought the best essays were those about Early, Longstreet, and Grant. The Pickett essay was interesting, but could have used a little more information about how far LaSalle's romanticized claims w [...]
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Gerry Germond Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
A good feature of reading collections of essays is being able to choose which ones to read; who's there to make you read them all? I chose and liked "The Anatomy of the Myth" (Nolan); "Jubal A. Early, the Lost Cause, and Civil War History: A Persistent Legacy" (Gallagher); "James Longstreet and the Lost Cause" (Wert); "Continuous Hammering and Mere Attrition: Lost Cause Critics and the Military Reputation of Ulysses S. Grant" (Simpson); and "'Let the People See the Old Life as It Was:' LaSalle C [...]
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Colleen Browne Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
This book, a series of essays about the Lost Cause myth, is an excellent synopsis of the myriad of components that make it up. A good book for the historian, or just the casual history reader; it is well written, short, and interesting.
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Steve Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
The essays in this provide a good introduction to the topic and to the specific angles, which was helpful for me, but because the book doesn't go into very great depth on the topic, I'm now looking forward to other books that do.
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Hunter Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
A real mixed bag of quality with regards to the essays. Some are quite good, some totally forgettable.
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The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History By Gary W. Gallagher Alan T. Nolan Keith S. Bohannon Peter S. Carmichael Lesley J. Gordon Charles J. Holden Lloyd A. Hunter Brooks D. Simpson 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 Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have beenWas 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 Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own Misrepresenting the war s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory 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.

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