Demon of the Lost Cause

Demon of the Lost Cause

Demon of the Lost Cause reveals the machinations behind the Sherman myth and the reasons behind the acceptance of such myths, no matter who invented them.

Author: Wesley Moody

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826219459

Category: History

Page: 190

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At the end of the Civil War, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman was surprisingly more popular in the newly defeated South than he was in the North. Yet only thirty years later, his name was synonymous with evil and destruction in the South. Here, historian Wesley Moody examines these perplexing contradictions and how they and others function in past and present myths about Sherman. Demon of the Lost Cause reveals the machinations behind the Sherman myth and the reasons behind the acceptance of such myths, no matter who invented them. In the case of Sherman's own mythmaking, Moody postulates that his motivation was to secure a military position to support his wife and children. For the other Sherman mythmakers, personal or political gain was typicallythe rationale. In tracing Sherman's ever-changing reputation, Moody sheds light on current and past understanding of the Civil War through the lens of one of its most controversial figures.--From publisher description.
Categories: History

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

... these men became increasingly ensconced at the heights of the cult of the Lost
Cause, presenting evangelicals with ... code” and proclaimed that “nothing but
the hempen cord can exorcise the thin-skinned, bloodthirsty demon of the code.

Author: Joe Coker

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813172804

Category: History

Page: 344

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In the late 1800s, Southern evangelicals believed contemporary troubles—everything from poverty to political corruption to violence between African Americans and whites—sprang from the bottles of “demon rum” regularly consumed in the South. Though temperance quickly gained support in the antebellum North, Southerners cast a skeptical eye on the movement, because of its ties with antislavery efforts. Postwar evangelicals quickly realized they had to make temperance appealing to the South by transforming the Yankee moral reform movement into something compatible with southern values and culture. In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915. Though their denominations traditionally forbade the preaching of politics from the pulpit, an outgrowth of evangelical fervor led ministers and their congregations to sound the call for prohibition. Determined to save the South from the evils of alcohol, they played on southern cultural attitudes about politics, race, women, and honor to communicate their message. The evangelicals were successful in their approach, negotiating such political obstacles as public disapproval the church’s role in politics and vehement opposition to prohibition voiced by Jefferson Davis. The evangelical community successfully convinced the public that cheap liquor in the hands of African American “beasts” and drunkard husbands posed a serious threat to white women. Eventually, the code of honor that depended upon alcohol-centered hospitality and camaraderie was redefined to favor those who lived as Christians and supported the prohibition movement. Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause is the first comprehensive survey of temperance in the South. By tailoring the prohibition message to the unique context of the American South, southern evangelicals transformed the region into a hotbed of temperance activity, leading the national prohibition movement.
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The Sublime Tragedy of the Lost Cause

The Sublime Tragedy of the Lost Cause

lian recognizes the dark - browed demon , and shuddering , starts back a step ;
then , with flashing eyes and heroic atti tude , she points her hand at the cowering
wretch and rushes towards him , fiercely cryingMurderer ! Reptile ! Accursed ...

Author: A. St. J. Pickett

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082296074

Category: American drama

Page: 238

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Categories: American drama

Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

As he had demon- strated in the West, Grant was a relentless enemy, undeterred
by set- backs or defeats. “The art of war is simple enough,” he explained later. “
Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as ...

Author: Jeffry D. Wert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743278249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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A balanced portrait of the controversial Confederate cavalryman describes his military contributions, contentious relationships with his staff and subordinates, and battlefield death at the age of thirty-one. Reprint.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Remembering the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War

Gary W. Gallagher, however, convincingly demon— strates that Early was pivotal
in shaping a heroic image of Lee and of the Confederate military effort (Foster,
Ghosts, 60-61; Gallagher, “Jubal A. Early, the Lost Cause, and Civil War History,”
 ...

Author: Caroline E. Janney

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469607061

Category: History

Page: 451

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As early as 1865, survivors of the Civil War were acutely aware that people were purposefully shaping what would be remembered about the war and what would be omitted from the historical record. In Remembering the Civil War, Caroline E. Janney examines how the war generation--men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates--crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. Janney maintains that the participants never fully embraced the reconciliation so famously represented in handshakes across stone walls. Instead, both Union and Confederate veterans, and most especially their respective women's organizations, clung tenaciously to their own causes well into the twentieth century. Janney explores the subtle yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation and argues that the Unionist and Emancipationist memories of the war never completely gave way to the story Confederates told. She challenges the idea that white northerners and southerners salved their war wounds through shared ideas about race and shows that debates about slavery often proved to be among the most powerful obstacles to reconciliation.
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The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause

an.1 attack the enemy's left flank ; but Pope taking the alarm . , sastily re treated
beyond the Rappahannock . While Gen. Lee was making demon . strations at
various points of the river , Jackson's forces , some twenty - five thousand strong ,
left ...

Author: Edward Alb Pollard

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000124499

Category: United States

Page: 778

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The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause

Mr. Seward declined to make any official recognition of the commissioners, but
very readily consented, for purposes which the sequel demon Btrated, to hold
verbal conferences with them, through the friendly intermediation of Judge
Campbell ...

Author: Edward Alfred Pollard

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N10616721

Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 762

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Categories: Confederate States of America

The Myth of the Lost Cause

The Myth of the Lost Cause

He concluded that the war was a struggle between “the friends of Constitutional
Liberty” and the “Demon of Centralism, Absolutism, [and] Despotism!”123 The
states' rights rationale was off and running! Jefferson Davis did some revisionism
of ...

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621574736

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 164

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!
Categories: History

Journal of the Civil War Era

Journal of the Civil War Era

Moody, Wesley, Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (
Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011). Perman, Michael, The Southern
Political Tradition: Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History (Baton ...

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807852651

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 3 September 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Articles Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture Joan Waugh "I Only Knew What Was in My Mind": Ulysses S. Grant and the Meaning of Appomattox Patrick Kelly The North American Crisis of the 1860s Carole Emberton "Only Murder Makes Men": Reconsidering the Black Military Experience Caroline E. Janney "I Yield to No Man an Iota of My Convictions": Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Limits of Reconciliation Book Reviews Books Received Review Essay David S. Reynolds Reading the Sesquicentennial: New Directions in the Popular History of the Civil War Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.
Categories: History

Death in Saratoga Springs

Death in Saratoga Springs

For the Gilded Age's memory of Sherman's March to the Sea, consult Wesley
Moody's Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (University of
Missouri, Columbus, MO, 2011). Concerning the atrocities blamed on Sherman's
 ...

Author: Charles O'Brien

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758286390

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the slaughterhouses of Manhattan to the elite enclaves of Saratoga Springs, private detective Pamela Thompson follows a trail of death and deception left by a Civil War hero. . . Death In Saratoga Springs New York City, 1894. Captain Jed Crake is a decorated veteran of the Union army and a successful mogul in the meatpacking industry. But this powerful man also has a hidden private life as a predator of young women. Working for attorney Jeremiah Prescott, private investigators Pamela Thompson and former NYPD detective Harry Miller are engaged to search for a maid allegedly abducted by the captain. . . Before they can find the missing woman, Crake's dark history catches up with him and he is murdered in a posh hotel in Saratoga Springs. As fate would have it, Pamela's ward, Francesca Ricci, working as a chambermaid in the hotel, is accused of the crime. Now, in this pastoral playground of the idle rich, it's up to Pamela and Miller to find Crake's killer--as well as his victim--and save an innocent girl from a fate worse than death. Praise for Death of a Robber Baron "O'Brien captures the colorful details and varied characters of an opulent era deftly." --Publishers Weekly "A pleasingly detailed look at the age of the robber barons along with enough strongly characterized suspects to keep readers guessing." --Kirkus Reviews "The author skillfully weaves in fascinating details about American social history. Pair with Stefanie Pintoff, and also recommend for fans of Rhys Bowen's ‘Molly Murphy' series." --Library Journal
Categories: Fiction

American General

American General

Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History. Columbia, MO:
University of Missouri Press, 2011. Peters, Charles, Autobiography of Charles
Peters. Sacramento: The LaGrave Co., 1915. Reed, Germaine M. David French
Boyd, ...

Author: John S.D. Eisenhower

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698168992

Category: History

Page: 352

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From respected historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as “the first modern general.” Yet behind his reputation as a fierce warrior was a sympathetic man of complex character. A century and a half after the Civil War, Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures—the soldier who brought the fight not only to the Confederate Army, but to Confederate civilians as well. Yet Eisenhower, a West Point graduate and a retired brigadier general (Army Reserves), finds in Sherman a man of startling contrasts, not at all defined by the implications of “total war.” His scruffy, disheveled appearance belied an unconventional and unyielding intellect. Intensely loyal to superior officers, especially Ulysses S. Grant, he was also a stalwart individualist. Confident enough to make demands face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the problems of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed “no soldier” during his years at West Point, Sherman later rose to the rank of General of the Army, and though deeply committed to the Union cause, he held the people of the South in great affection. In this remarkable reassessment of Sherman’s life and career, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman’s Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint in the Army, to his years as a businessman in California and his hurried return to uniform at the outbreak of the war. From Bull Run through Sherman’s epic March to the Sea, Eisenhower offers up a fascinating narrative of a military genius whose influence helped preserve the Union—and forever changed war.
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The Demon Haunted World

The Demon Haunted World

Like some editors and television producers, some scientists believe the public is
too ignorant or too stupid to understand science, that the enterprise of
popularization is fundamentally a lost cause, or even that it's tantamount to
fraternization, ...

Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307801043

Category: Science

Page: 480

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A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
Categories: Science

Kansas History

Kansas History

Demon of the Lost Cause is included in the University of Missouri's Blue and
Gray Series , which offers Civil War ... Southern Lost Cause historians bitterly
denounced Sherman's total war approach in Georgia , blaming him directly for
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822040959462

Category: Kansas

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The Diary of a Civil War Marine

The Diary of a Civil War Marine

This is the firsthand account of a United States Marine during the American Civil War. Beside the average routine of shipboard life, Gregg experienced major battles and the hunt for Confederate raiders.

Author: Adrienne Sachse

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

ISBN: 9781611475791

Category: History

Page: 158

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This is the firsthand account of a United States Marine during the American Civil War. Beside the average routine of shipboard life, Gregg experienced major battles and the hunt for Confederate raiders. Anyone who wants a better understanding of the navy during the Civil War, especially a scholar doing research, would appreciate this book.
Categories: History

The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause

The Yankees say that yell used to scare them nearly to death ; that when they
heard it they thought the Demon and all his angels were after them . ... Those
indebted to “ The Lost Cause " in subscriptions for the past years will please remit
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89059483214

Category: Confederate States of America

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The Congressional Globe

The Congressional Globe

... politicians , and professional | Cruel , intolerant , overbearing , implacable , un
so numerous and so far asunder as to demon ... military heroes , who displayed
the acquirements the humblest cabin , is to the “ lost cause " a eaters they called
 ...

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:56016885

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The Home Monthly

The Home Monthly

... but Virginia — so the papers tell us — who lost that such an element as
assumed above all with the “ Lost Cause , ” has gone exists among us is
abundantly demon- bravely to manufacturing door - mats , thus strated — not
more apparently ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059171100767020

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THE SPIRITUAL AWAKENING OF THE HEART

THE SPIRITUAL AWAKENING OF THE HEART

I tried to fight against it, but that was a lost cause. I told my father and he blamed
me, saying I was a demon and the fruits of Satan through my actions. The young
man I met then appeared in the black cloak and told me to kneel for a new ...

Author: D. H. REID

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304108388

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The Critic

The Critic

The former demon Southern sentiment about the “ Lost Cause . ” Fairies ,
demons , strates the possibilities , as to beauty and commodiousness , of a
angels , kings and saints and their belongings are the stage propertwenty - five
foot corner lot ...

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510009028008

Category:

Page:

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The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

... expel a demon that was believed to be the cause of epilepsy). The following
verses extracted from this ballad contain the essential surgical features,
beginning with the announcement of the Neolithic medicine-man: This patient
must be now ...

Author: Richard Rudgley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684862705

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 565

A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.
Categories: History