A Southern Writer and the Civil War: The Confederate by Jeffery J. Rogers

By Jeffery J. Rogers

Historians of the yankee Civil conflict have debated quite a lot of questions raised through the warfare and its consequence. None were extra vigorously argued as these surrounding its final result. one of many best reasons for accomplice defeat has been the argument that the Civil conflict South lacked a countrywide identification. on the topic of and assisting this argument is the rivalry that the Civil struggle South did not produce a special and colourful literary tradition. those contentions were challenged by means of a turning out to be physique of literature which argues that the Civil struggle South did produce a feeling of cultural and nationwide id. This e-book provides to this counter present via an exam of the Civil battle studies and writings of the Antebellum South's prime literary determine. unusually, given William Gilmore Simms' recognized prestige sooner than the conflict, his lifestyles and paintings through the process the conflict itself has been understudied. This exam unearths the intensity and quantity to which Simms not just supported the accomplice warfare attempt yet how Simms conceptualized and articulated a imaginative and prescient of accomplice nationalism.

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