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Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South [NOOK Book]

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Pulitzer Prizeûwinning historian Douglas Southall Freeman, perhaps more than any other writer in the first half of the twentieth century, helped shape and sustain a collective identity for white southerners. A journalist, lecturer, radio broadcaster, and teacher of renown, Freeman wrote and spoke on themes related to southern memory throughout his life.
Keith D. DicksonAÆs Sustaining Southern Identity offers a masterful intellectual biography of Freeman as well as a ...
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Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South

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Overview

Pulitzer Prizeûwinning historian Douglas Southall Freeman, perhaps more than any other writer in the first half of the twentieth century, helped shape and sustain a collective identity for white southerners. A journalist, lecturer, radio broadcaster, and teacher of renown, Freeman wrote and spoke on themes related to southern memory throughout his life.
Keith D. DicksonAÆs Sustaining Southern Identity offers a masterful intellectual biography of Freeman as well as a comprehensive analysis of how twentieth-century southerners came to remember the Civil War, fashion their values and ideals, and identify themselves as citizens of the South.
DicksonAÆs work underscores FreemanAÆs contributions to the enduring memory of Confederate courage and sacrifice in southern culture. The longtime editor of the Richmond News Leader, Freeman wrote several authoritative and extraordinarily influential multivolume historical narratives about both Confederate general Robert E. Lee and the high command of the Army of Northern Virginia. His contributions to the enduring southern memory frameworkùwith its grand narrative of Confederate courage and sacrifice, and its attachment to symbols and rituals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807140062
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • Publication date: 11/21/2011
  • Series: Making the Modern South
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Keith D. Dickson is professor of military studies at the Joint Forces Staff College, at National Defense University.

LSU Press

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