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A shattered nation : the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 / Anne Sarah Rubin.

By: Rubin, Anne S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Civil War America: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005Description: x, 319 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0807829285 (alk. paper); 9780807829288 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Confederate States of America -- Politics and government | Confederate States of America -- Social conditions | Nationalism -- Confederate States of America -- History | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Southern States -- History -- 1775-1865 | Southern States -- History -- 1865-1877Additional physical formats: Online version:: Shattered nation.DDC classification: 973.7/13 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
A religious patriotism : the culture of Confederate identity -- Love of country, love of self : challenges to Confederate unity -- Enemies like an avalanche : Yankees, slaves, and Confederate identity -- Blue-black is our horizon : the end of the war -- Nursing the embers : race and politics during reconstruction -- To restore their broken fortunes : reconstructing white southern identity -- Who shall subjugate the women? gender and white southern identity.
Review: "Challenging accepted notions of the rise and fall of Confederate national identity, Anne Sarah Rubin broadens the question to reveal a more complex, more sustained sense of the Confederate nation as an ideal, a state, and a memory."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-314) and index.

A religious patriotism : the culture of Confederate identity -- Love of country, love of self : challenges to Confederate unity -- Enemies like an avalanche : Yankees, slaves, and Confederate identity -- Blue-black is our horizon : the end of the war -- Nursing the embers : race and politics during reconstruction -- To restore their broken fortunes : reconstructing white southern identity -- Who shall subjugate the women? gender and white southern identity.

"Challenging accepted notions of the rise and fall of Confederate national identity, Anne Sarah Rubin broadens the question to reveal a more complex, more sustained sense of the Confederate nation as an ideal, a state, and a memory."--BOOK JACKET.

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The relevance of the lost cause to and for southerners continues to be a focus of scholarly debate. Rubin's contribution to this discussion centers on Confederate national identity and memories of the defeated South. In some senses, her book effectively serves as a fusion between Gaines Foster's Ghosts of the Confederacy (1987) and Drew Gilpin Faust's The Creation of Confederate Nationalism (CH, Oct'89). Rubin (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore) explores the emergence and transformation of the Confederate identity through the chaotic years of Civil War and Reconstruction, arguing that white southerners recast symbols of the lost cause as motivating focal points to maintain local and racial control over their home regions. Just how new this perspective is remains debatable. Nonetheless, this study does offer concise analysis of the relevance of Confederate nationalism to the social structure and regional values that characterized the postwar South. The book is lively and easy to read, with a limited number of illustrations. While it is certain to be of value to those interested in the formative elements that contributed to southern identity in the late 19th century and beyond, this book may be best suited for graduate-level coursework. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. S. C. Hyde Southeastern Louisiana University

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