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Hollywood Has It Both Ways: The Rise, Fall, and Reappearance of the Lost Cause in American Film

Gary W. Gallagher

in Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832752
eISBN:
9781469605838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898444_waugh.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter traces the cinematic history of the heroic Lost Cause narrative created by ex-Confederates in the postwar years. It argues that after a long ascendancy established by The Birth of a ... More


Camp Slaves and the Lost Cause

Kevin M. Levin

in Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the post war years and into the early 20th century, former camp slaves began attending veteran reunions. For example, Steve Perry was a former camp slave who regularly spoke at United Confederate ... More


Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War

Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832752
eISBN:
9781469605838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898444_waugh
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book extends the discussion of Civil War controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. Chapters address, among other topics, Walt Whitman's poetry, the handling of ... More


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