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The Resource Demon of the Lost Cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody, (electronic resource)

Demon of the Lost Cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody, (electronic resource)

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Demon of the Lost Cause : Sherman and Civil War history
Title
Demon of the Lost Cause
Title remainder
Sherman and Civil War history
Statement of responsibility
Wesley Moody
Title variation
Sherman and Civil War history
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 typically the 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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman, William T
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Sherman's March to the Sea (1864)
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
Demon of the Lost Cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index
Contents
The prewar years and the early war -- The Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea -- The commanding general versus the North -- The war of the memoirs -- Sherman's last years -- Sherman versus the Lost Cause -- Embracing the Lost Cause -- Sherman in film -- Sherman and the modern historians
Control code
ssj0000688451
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780826219459
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012533336
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000688451
Label
Demon of the Lost Cause : Sherman and Civil War history, Wesley Moody, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index
Contents
The prewar years and the early war -- The Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea -- The commanding general versus the North -- The war of the memoirs -- Sherman's last years -- Sherman versus the Lost Cause -- Embracing the Lost Cause -- Sherman in film -- Sherman and the modern historians
Control code
ssj0000688451
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780826219459
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012533336
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000688451

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