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

Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920 (Paperback)

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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'.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalReligious issues & debates Publisher: University of Georgia Press Publication Date: 01/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9780820334257  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Charles Reagan Wilson is Kelly Gene Cook, Sr., Chair in History and Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi.

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