Virginia's Civil War

Virginia's Civil War

by Peter Wallenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813923158

ISBN-13: 9780813923154

Pub. Date: 02/03/2005

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

In this collection of 20 papers presented in February 2002 at the joint Douglas Southall Freemen conference and a Southern Historical Association symposium at the University of Richmond, contributors examine what the Civil War meant to Virginia and Virginia meant to the Civil War. Focusing on Robert E. Lee, the war, and the period after the war, the papers' topics

Overview

In this collection of 20 papers presented in February 2002 at the joint Douglas Southall Freemen conference and a Southern Historical Association symposium at the University of Richmond, contributors examine what the Civil War meant to Virginia and Virginia meant to the Civil War. Focusing on Robert E. Lee, the war, and the period after the war, the papers' topics include the intentions of Lee and the myths surrounding him, his concept of honor, and his enduring enigma; the role of religion, reportage, and race in the war, the experiences of those of African descent in wartime diplomacy and at the home front, and the issue of interracial love in times of war; the various fates of "rehabilitative" organizations after the war, changes how Southern women viewed themselves, and the efforts to create a "New South." The editors have provided primary documents, including the Virginia succession ordinance and slave narratives. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813923154
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
02/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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