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Baptized in Blood The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920

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ISBN-10: 0820306819

ISBN-13: 9780820306810

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles R. Wilson

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Charles Reagan Wilson documents that for over half a century there existed not one, but two civil religions in the United States, the second not dedicated to honoring the American nation. Extensively researched in primary sources, Baptized in Blood is a significant and well-written study of the South's civil religion, one of two public faiths in America. In his comparison, Wilson finds the Lost Cause offered defeated Southerners a sense of meaning and purpose and special identity as a precarious but distinct culture. Southerners may have abandoned their dream of a separate political nation after Appomattox, but they preserved their cultural identity by blending Christian rhetoric and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 8/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Charles Reagan Wilson is Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair in History and professor of southern studies at the University of Mississippi. He is coeditor of the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.