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“Like Patriots of Old”

Michael J. Goleman

in Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812049
eISBN:
9781496812087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how Mississippians constructed a Confederate social identity during the Civil War. White Mississippians retained portions of their “American-ness,” while adopting an identity ... More


A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868

Anne Sarah Rubin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829288
eISBN:
9781469604831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888957_rubin
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Historians often assert that Confederate nationalism had its origins in pre-Civil War sectional conflict with the North, reached its apex at the start of the war, and then dropped off quickly after ... More


Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State

Anne E. Marshall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834367
eISBN:
9781469603834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899366_marshall
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Historian E. Merton Coulter famously said that Kentucky “waited until after the war was over to secede from the Union.” This study traces the development of a Confederate identity in Kentucky between ... More


Conclusion “Thou Art Not Dead”

Michael J. Goleman

in Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812049
eISBN:
9781496812087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter recaps the effects of Mississippi’s Lost Cause legend through the beginnings of the twenty-first century. As blacks within the state chipped away at the white supremacist social order, ... More


Conclusion

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Suicide, by late nineteenth century, had transformed from a shameful, sinful act to one of sacrifice and courage. The most famous suicide of the Civil War, that of Edmund Ruffin, shows this evolution ... More


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