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Title:
The myth of the lost cause : why the South fought the Civil War and why the North won
Author:
Bonekemper, Edward H., author.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2015]
Physical Description:
366 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"The former Confederate states have continually mythologized the South's defeat to the North, depicting the Civil War as unnecessary, or as a fight over states' Constitutional rights, or as a David v. Goliath struggle in which the North waged 'total war' over an underdog South. In The Myth of the Lost Cause, historian Edward Bonekemper deconstructs this multi-faceted myth, revealing the truth about the war that nearly tore the nation apart 150 years ago"--
Language:
English
Contents:
The myth of the lost cause -- What was the nature of slavery in 1861 and was it a dying institution? -- Was slavery the primary cause of secession and the Civil War? -- Could the South have won the Civil War? -- Was Robert E. Lee one of the greatest generals in history? -- Did James Longstreet lose the Battle of Gettysburg and thus the war? -- Did Ulysses S. Grant win the Civil War simply by brute force and superior numbers? -- Did the North win by waging "total war"? -- Conclusion.
ISBN:
9781621574545
Format :
Book