South to Posterity: An Introduction to the Writing of Confederate History

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Oktober 1998



After the publication of Gone with the Wind, many Confederate historians were asked, "What shall I read next?" To answer the requests for further writings on the Civil War era, distinguished historian Douglas Southall Freeman assembled this bibliography of the best narratives, memoirs, and other works -- those that tell their stories simply, with wit and realism -- that provide a good introduction to literature on the Lost Cause.In contrast to most bibliographies, South to Posterity reads easily and often movingly. In eight masterful chapters, Freeman reviews soldiers' battlefield accounts; vindications penned just after the war; biographies of and tributes to General Robert E. Lee; women's commentaries; thoughts from foreign observers and participants; and diaries, letters, and speeches; and discusses topics yet to be addressed. A new introduction by Civil War historian Gary Gallagher provides an excellent background to Freeman's life and work and considers what has been accomplished in the field since South to Posterity first appeared.

EAN: 9780807123164
ISBN: 0807123161
Untertitel: La Pbk. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1998
Seitenanzahl: 236 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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