Lee and His Generals in War and Memory

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by Gary W. Gallagher

Historical images of Robert E. Lee and his lieutenants have been shaped to a remarkable degree by former Confederates, who in reminiscences and other writings constructed the Lost Cause interpretation of the conflict.  They portrayed Lee as a perfect Christian warrior, Stonewall Jackson as his peerless right arm, and the Army of Northern Virginia as the back bone of Confederate resistance.  In his collection of thirteen essays, Gallagher explores the effect of Lost Cause arguments on popular perceptions of Lee and his most famous subordinates, astutely examining the ways in which historical memory is crated and perpetuated.

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  • 283 pages
  • S/L# 12057