By Jeffery J. Rogers

ISBN-10: 1498502016

ISBN-13: 9781498502016

ISBN-10: 1498502032

ISBN-13: 9781498502030

Historians of the yankee Civil conflict have debated a variety of questions raised by way of the warfare and its consequence. None were extra vigorously argued as these surrounding its final result. one of many prime reasons for accomplice defeat has been the argument that the Civil struggle South lacked a countrywide identification. concerning and helping this argument is the competition that the Civil conflict South didn't produce a unique and colourful literary tradition. those contentions were challenged via a becoming physique of literature which argues that the Civil battle South did produce a feeling of cultural and nationwide id. This e-book provides to this counter present via an exam of the Civil warfare studies and writings of the Antebellum South's top literary determine. strangely, given William Gilmore Simms' famous prestige sooner than the struggle, his existence and paintings in the course of the process the struggle itself has been understudied. This exam finds the intensity and volume to which Simms not just supported the accomplice struggle attempt yet how Simms conceptualized and articulated a imaginative and prescient of accomplice nationalism.

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