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defeat of the Confederacy

defeat of the Confederacy

a documentary survey

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Published by Van Nostrand in Princeton, N.J. [etc], London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[compiled by] Henry Steele Commager.
SeriesAn Anvil original
ContributionsCommager, Henry Steele, 1902-
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 189p. ;
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14129364M

After Lee and Grant met at Appomatox Court House in to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the dream of a Confederate nation melted into the Lost Cause. Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals such as memorial day observances, monument unveilings, and veterans' reunions, Ghosts of the.   Here are five essays purporting to tell why the Confederacy lost the Civil War (War Between the States, the Late Unpleasantness, the Rebellion.). I enjoyed James M. McPhersons (Battle Cry of Freedom) essay, American Victory, American Defeat the most. He says why best: the Union had better leadership/5(6).

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Buy a cheap copy of Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the book by Gaines M. Foster. After Lee and Grant met at Appomatox Court House in to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the Free shipping over $/5(2).   The Confederate States of America was a collection of 11 states that seceded from the United States in following the election of President Abraham Lincoln.


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The Defeat of the Confederacy: A Documentary Survey Paperback – December 9, by Henry Steele Commager (Author)Author: Henry Steele Commager.

Although the ghosts of the Confederacy still haunted the New South, Foster concludes that they did little to shape behavior in it--white southerners, in celebrating the war, ultimately trivialized its memory, reduced its cultural power, and failed to derive any special wisdom from by: An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Lincoln by Southern partisans.

It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who struggled to achieve their own differing visions for the South: Jefferson Davis, the autocratic president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost; and the practical and warm General John C 4/5(36).

Then there was "the last official act of the Confederate government itself"--Breckinridge giving a commission in jest defeat of the Confederacy book a soldier who had already surrendered because the man wanted to defeat of the Confederacy book one of his fellows.

William C. Davis is the perfect author for An Honorable Defeat. He is an accomplished Civil War historian and previously has written excellent biographies of Jefferson Davis and John Breckinridge, the two figures who dominate this by: 5.

William C. Davis’ book, An Honorable Defeat, chronicles the little-known last days of the Confederate government. It was a dramatic and traumatic time for the Confederacy's president and cabinet members, and the author tells the story in a well-paced, cogent manner.4/5.

Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, - Kindle edition by Foster, Gaines M. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, /5(10).

Slavery was not accepted as the reason for the war. Robert E. Lee was deified and the South only lost to superior resources and manpower.

The book tells the story but it is This is an academic book on how the South dealt with their defeat in the Civil War. It goes through each period and how the people changed their attitudes on the war/5. Ghosts of the confederacy: defeat, the lost cause, and the emergence of the new South, to User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

In this original, absorbing book, Foster shows how. After Lee and Grant met at Appomatox Court House in to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the dream of.

On 10 AprilGeneral Robert E. Lee, having just surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox, wrote a farewell address to his soldiers. ‘After four years’ arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude’, declared Lee, ‘the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources.’.

Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, Gaines M. Foster Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals, this book explores how white southerners interpreted the Civil War, accepted defeat, and readily embraced reunion and a New South.

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Book Review: Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, toand An Old Creed for the New South: Proslavery Ideology and Historiography,by Barton C.

ShawAuthor: Barton C. Shaw. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, by Gaines M. Foster at Barnes Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience.1/5(1).

Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals such as memorial day observances, monument unveilings, and veterans' reunions, Ghosts of the Confederacy probes into how white southerners adjusted to and interpreted their defeat and explores the cultural implications of a central event in American history /5(6).

An excellent retrospective of the 19th century from the point of view of leader who conceded defeat in the U.S. Civil War, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government remains a worthwhile read for enthusiasts of the era's history. This edition includes the original notes and appendices appended by Davis in the original, publication/5(37).

Author Davis charts the president's gradual acceptance of defeat, his flight from the Confederate capital and his eventual capture. The author has an eye for detail, and his chronicle of the. While the book is an account of the final weeks of the Confederacy, the underlying theme is Breckinridge's efforts to achieve an honorable defeat and not have the war end as a "farce." The author notes that by it was no longer a question of would the Confederacy Cited by: 5.

In the s, Frank Owsley blamed Confederate defeat on the doctrine of “state rights” — the alleged obstructive policies of governors that handicapped the ability of the Confederate government to.

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Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. The rump United States is completely broken down by its defeat and becomes an impoverished and backward country while the Confederacy goes on to annex everything to its south as far as Tierra del Fuego (except the Republic of Haiti) and become a major world power.The Elements of Confederate Defeat book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In Why the South Lost the Civil War, four historians co /5(7).: Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause and the Emergence of the New South, () by Foster, Gaines M.

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