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Decline, Slavery, and War: The Jeremiad in Antebellum and Civil War America

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the important role played by the jeremiad in antebellum and Civil War America. It begins with the national day of fasting proclaimed by President James Buchanan in January 1861. ... More


“My Children on the Field”:Wade Hampton, Biography, and the Roots of the Lost Cause

Rod Andrew Jr.

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter cannot hope to be a complete biography of Wade Hampton's life, nor even of his postwar political career. It aims to show, however, that the biographical ... More


Noah's Sons in New Orleans: Genesis 9–11 and Benjamin Morgan Palmer

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the use of the story of Noah's sons and related passages in the biblical exposition of Benjamin M. Palmer (1818–1902), a representative proslavery intellectual and leader in the ... More


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

Michael J. Goleman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812049
eISBN:
9781496812087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Your Heritage Will Still Remain details how Mississippians constructed their social identity in the aftermath of the crises that transformed the state beginning with the sectional conflict, Civil ... More


Shapings in the Postwar Years

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the implications of Abraham Lincoln's death to the Reconstruction era. He was not able to fulfill his own reconstruction plan while he lived, as it was evident in his last ... More


Remembering Dixie: The Battle to Control Historical Memory in Natchez, Mississippi, 1865-1941

Susan T. Falck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824400
eISBN:
9781496824448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824400.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Nearly seventy years after the Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi, sold itself to Depression-era tourists as a place “Where the Old South Still Lives.” Tourists flocked to view the town’s decaying ... More


Fortification and Siege

Thomas J. Brown

in Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620954
eISBN:
9781469623122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620954.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the renovation of Fort Sumter within the recentering of the Charleston economy on tourism. The shaping of the Fort Sumter National Monument was the single largest restoration ... More


A New Image

Lindsey Apple

in The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134109
eISBN:
9780813135908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134109.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Devastated economically and psychologically by the war, the Clay family, like the South, desperately needed an anchor to provide emotional stability and a foundation for recovery. The South developed ... More


“A Taste for Associations”: Reconstructing White Identities in Postwar Natchez

Susan T. Falck

in Remembering Dixie: The Battle to Control Historical Memory in Natchez, Mississippi, 1865-1941

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824400
eISBN:
9781496824448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824400.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how white male associations defined a new postwar identity for Natchez men, many of whom established local Lost Cause traditions. Freemasonry grew rapidly in the late antebellum ... More


Twentieth Century Limited

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes a new generation of Southern intellectuals who favored secular causes rather than religious ones, focusing their certainties on history, literature, politics, race relations, ... More


All Is Dark before Me: Confederate Women and the Postwar Landscape of Suffering and Suicide

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/9781469643304.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Surprisingly little attention has been paid to white women after the Civil War. This chapter explores the emotional and material suffering of white women in the postbellum South. Scholarly and ... More


“Long as Life Shall Last”

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/9781496812049.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Mississippi’s Lost Cause legend and argues that its creation stemmed from a desire to produce a positive identity in the eyes of the rest of the nation, and more importantly, to ... 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


Faltering Narrative: Eudora Welty’s “The Burning,” Slavery’s Ghosts, and the Politics of Grief

Susan V. Donaldson

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Eudora Welty’s rejection of the Cult of the Lost Cause and its veneration of the Civil War, a conflict she associated with the kind of narcissistic melancholia Judith Butler ... More


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


Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Caroline E. Janney

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831762
eISBN:
9781469602226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882702_janney
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

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 ... More


“In Memory of Our Beloved Confederacy” Pathetic Relics of the Lost Cause

Teresa Barnett

in Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the historical relic’s role in the memorial activities of the defeated South. It discusses the establishment at the turn of the twentieth century of museums that enshrined the ... More


Natchez Pilgrimages

Susan T. Falck

in Remembering Dixie: The Battle to Control Historical Memory in Natchez, Mississippi, 1865-1941

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824400
eISBN:
9781496824448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824400.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction provides historical background on Natchez, Mississippi, and the town’s most famous heritage tourism product, the Natchez Pilgrimage, founded in the early 1930s. Similar to earlier ... More


Introduction

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/9781496812049.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter outlines how social identity is formed by groups as a means to create a positive social construct of themselves. Mississippians, white and black, during the sectional conflict, Civil ... More


The Southern Soldier in the American Army: Sectionalism, Nationalism, and Modernity

David A. Davis (ed.)

in World War I and Southern Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Several white southern writers who served in the American Expeditionary Force, including William Alexander Percy, Paul Green, and Donald Davidson, depict a set of antagonistic ideological forces in ... More


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