Towns, W. Stuart, 1939-

Enduring legacy : rhetoric and ritual of the lost cause / W. Stuart Towns. - Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2012. - xvii, 190 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-163, [165]-182) and index.

Rhetoric, celebration, and ritual: building a collective memory in the postwar South -- Remembering the Confederacy: ceremony in the postwar South, 1865-1920s -- The road to secession and war: the oratorical defense of the Confederacy and the Old South -- Creating the myths of the war: martyrs and scapegoats of the Confederacy -- Creating the myths of Reconstruction, redemption, reconciliation, and the new and future South: the rest of the story -- The persistence of a myth: the lost cause in the modern South.

9780817317522 (trade cloth : alk. paper) 081731752X (trade cloth : alk. paper) 9780817385811 (electronic) 0817385819 (electronic)



Group identity--Southern States.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--History and criticism.--Southern States
English language--Rhetoric.--Southern States
Memory--Social aspects--Southern States.
Oratory--History.--Southern States

United States--History--Influence.--Civil War, 1861-1865
Southern States--Civilization.
Confederate States of America--History.
Southern States--Languages--History.

F209 / .T69 2012