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The Resource The Confederate and neo-Confederate reader : the "great truth" about the "lost cause", edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta

The Confederate and neo-Confederate reader : the "great truth" about the "lost cause", edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta

Label
The Confederate and neo-Confederate reader : the "great truth" about the "lost cause"
Title
The Confederate and neo-Confederate reader
Title remainder
the "great truth" about the "lost cause"
Statement of responsibility
edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans--including most history teachers--think the Confederate States seceded for "states' rights." This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy. These documents have always been there. When South Carolina seceded, it published "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union." The document actually opposes states' rights. Its authors argue that Northern states were ignoring the rights of slave owners as identified by Congress and in the Constitution. Similarly, Mississippi's "Declaration of the Immediate Causes " says, "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery--the greatest material interest of the world." Later documents in this collection show how neo-Confederates obfuscated this truth, starting around 1890. The evidence also points to the centrality of race in neo-Confederate thought even today and to the continuing importance of neo-Confederate ideas in American political life. The 150th anniversary of secession and civil war provides a moment for all Americans to read these documents, properly set in context by award-winning sociologist and historian James W. Loewen and co-editor, Edward H. Sebesta, to put in perspective the mythology of the Old South." -- Publisher marketing
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Loewen, James W
  • Sebesta, Edward H
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • National characteristics, American
  • Collective memory
  • Memory
  • Civilization
  • Collective memory
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Memory
  • National characteristics, American
  • War
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Confederate States of America
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
The Confederate and neo-Confederate reader : the "great truth" about the "lost cause", edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1100790
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781604732184
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010008340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604732184
  • (OCoLC)553364868
Label
The Confederate and neo-Confederate reader : the "great truth" about the "lost cause", edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1100790
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781604732184
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010008340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604732184
  • (OCoLC)553364868

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