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The Resource Robert E. Lee and me : a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause, Ty Seidule

Robert E. Lee and me : a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause, Ty Seidule

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Robert E. Lee and me : a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause
Title
Robert E. Lee and me
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a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause
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Ty Seidule
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Robert E. Lee and me
Title variation remainder
a Southerners reckoning with the myth of the lost cause
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eng
Summary
"In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy-and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed. Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a Southerner, American history demands a reckoning. In a unique blend of history and reflection, Seidule deconstructs the truth about the Confederacy-that its undisputed primary goal was the subjugation and enslavement of African Americans-and directly challenges the idea of honoring those who labored to preserve that system and committed treason in their failed attempt to achieve it. Through the arc of Seidule's own life, as well as the culture that formed him, he seeks a path to understanding why the facts of the Civil War have remained buried beneath layers of myth and even outright lies-and how they embody a cultural gulf that separates millions of Americans to this day. Part history lecture, part meditation on the Civil War and its fallout, and part memoir, Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the deeply-held legends and myths of the Confederacy-and provides a surprising interpretation of essential truths that our country still has a difficult time articulating and accepting"--
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contains biographical information
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10940248
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Seidule, Ty
Dewey number
973.7/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
E467.1.L4
LC item number
S46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Seidule, Ty
  • Racism
  • Whites
  • Historians
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Southern States
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a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause
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Robert E. Lee and me : a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause, Ty Seidule
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-291)
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Contents
My childhood : raised on a White Southern myth -- My hometown : a hidden history of slavery, Jim Crow, and integration -- My adopted hometowns : a hidden history as "Lynchtown" -- My college : the shrine of the lost cause -- My military career : glorifying Confederates in the U.S. Army -- My academic career : glorifying Robert E. Lee at West Point -- My verdict : Robert E. Lee committed treason to preserve slavery -- Epilogue: A Southern soldier confronts the lost cause in the shrine of the South
Control code
on1231555878
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250239266
Lccn
2020035324
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1231555878
Label
Robert E. Lee and me : a Southerner's reckoning with the myth of the lost cause, Ty Seidule
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-291)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
My childhood : raised on a White Southern myth -- My hometown : a hidden history of slavery, Jim Crow, and integration -- My adopted hometowns : a hidden history as "Lynchtown" -- My college : the shrine of the lost cause -- My military career : glorifying Confederates in the U.S. Army -- My academic career : glorifying Robert E. Lee at West Point -- My verdict : Robert E. Lee committed treason to preserve slavery -- Epilogue: A Southern soldier confronts the lost cause in the shrine of the South
Control code
on1231555878
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250239266
Lccn
2020035324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1231555878

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