Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920 / Edition 2

Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920 / Edition 2

by Charles Reagan Wilson
     
 


Southerners may have abandoned their dream of a political nation after Appomattox, but they preserved their cultural identity by blending Christian rhetoric and symbols with the rhetoric and imagery of Confederate tradition. Out of defeat emerged a civil religion that embodied the Lost Cause. As Charles Reagan Wilson writes in his new preface, "The Lost Cause… See more details below

Overview


Southerners may have abandoned their dream of a political nation after Appomattox, but they preserved their cultural identity by blending Christian rhetoric and symbols with the rhetoric and imagery of Confederate tradition. Out of defeat emerged a civil religion that embodied the Lost Cause. As Charles Reagan Wilson writes in his new preface, "The Lost Cause version of the regional civil religion was a powerful expression, and recent scholarship affirms its continuing power in the minds of many white southerners."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820334257
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
737,607
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Contents

Preface to the 2009 Edition

The Lost Cause and the Civil Religion in Recent Historiography ix

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction

Origin and Overview 1

One. Sacred Southern Ceremonies
Ritual of the Lost Cause 18

Two. Crusading Christian Confederates
Religious Myth of the Lost Cause 37

Three. Abiding Children of Pride
Theology of the Lost Cause 58

Four. A Southern Jeremiad
Lost Cause Critique of the New South 79

Five. Morality and Mysticism
Race and the Lost Cause 100

Six. J. William Jones
Evangelist of the Lost Cause 119

Seven. Schooled in Tradition
A Lost Cause Education 139

Eight. A Harvest of Heroes
Reconciliation and Vindication 161

Notes 183

Bibliography 227

Index 251

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