Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

ISBN-10: 0253222664

ISBN-13: 9780253222664

Edition: 2010

List price: $17.99 Buy it from $13.38
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


The myth of the Lost Cause of the Confederate States in the Civil War was and is an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of southerners to rationalise the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, for historical truth and the national memory, these skilful propagandists, beginning with Jubal Early, have been so successful that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own and continues to misrepresent what really happened, distorting the national memory in the process. In this book nine historians analyse the Lost Cause, describing its content and identifying its falsity. The work is thus a major contribution to Civil War historiography.
Used Starting from $13.38
New Starting from $19.49
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
American History Volume 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Gary W Gallagher is a civil war historian with a special interest in the military aspects of the war. He is the author or co-author of several books including Lee and His Generals in War and Memory and The Confederate War. He has also served as President of the Association of Preservation of Civil War sites. He is a professor of history at the University of Virginia.

Alan T. Nolan, an Indianapolis lawyer, is author of <i>The Iron Brigade</i>, a military history, and <i>As Sounding Brass</i>, a novel.

The Anatomy of the Myth
Jubal A. Early, the Lost Cause, and Civil War History: A Persistent Legacy
"Is Our Love for Wade Hampton Foolishness?": South Carolina and the Lost Cause
"These Few Gray-Haired, Battle-Scarred Veterans": Confederate Army Reunions in Georgia, 1885-95
New South Visionaries: Virginia's Last Generation of Slaveholders, the Gospel of Progress, and the Lost Cause
James Longstreet and the Lost Cause
Continuous Hammering and Mere Attrition: Lost Cause Critics and the Military Reputation of Ulysses S. Grant
"Let the People See the Old Life as It Was": LaSalle Corbell Pickett and the Myth of the Lost Cause
The Immortal Confederacy: Another Look at Lost Cause Religion
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.