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The Resource Demon of the lost cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody

Demon of the lost cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody

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Demon of the lost cause : Sherman and Civil War history
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Demon of the lost cause
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Sherman and Civil War history
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Wesley Moody
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Sherman and Civil War history
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eng
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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
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Moody, Wesley
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937.7378
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sherman, William T.
  • United States
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Public opinion
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adult
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Sherman and Civil War history
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Demon of the lost cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-180) and index
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ocn711050980
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780826219459
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ill.
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(OCoLC)711050980
Label
Demon of the lost cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-180) and index
Control code
ocn711050980
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780826219459
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)711050980

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