Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War / Tony Horwitz.
By: Horwitz, Tony.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1998Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 406 p. : 1 map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0679439781; 9780679439783.Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence | Horwitz, Tony, 1958- -- Travel -- Southern StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Confederates in the attic.DDC classification: 973.7 Other classification: 15.85
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Confederates in the attic -- North Carolina: Cats of the Confederacy -- South Carolina: In the better half of the world -- South Carolina: Shades of gray -- Kentucky: Dying for Dixie -- Virginia: A farb of the heart -- Tennessee: At the Foote of the master -- Tennessee: The ghost marks of Shiloh -- Mississippi: The Minié Ball pregnancy -- Virginia and beyond: The Civil Wargasm -- Georgia: Gone with the window -- Georgia: Still prisoners of war -- Alabama: Only living Confederate widow tells some -- Alabama: I had a dream -- Strike the tent .
Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. He joins "hardcore" reenactors; witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war; finds that Andersonville Prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of an eccentric pilgrim. Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, this book brings alive old battlefields and new ones--classrooms, courts, country bars--where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways.--From publisher description.