Virginia's Civil War

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Peter Wallenstein, Bertram Wyatt-Brown
University of Virginia Press, 2005 - History - 303 pages
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The twenty essays collected here explore the Virginia story throughout the Civil War era. Some contributors examine Robert E. Lee and the issues confronting his men, such as soldier morale and religious conversion. Others emphasize the wartime home front--in some cases reexamining its connection with the battlefront--or explore questions of gender, race, or religion. Several essays extend the story into the postwar years and consider various Virginia individuals or groups in the context of the conflictís aftermath. Building on current knowledge, but often contesting conventional thinking, the essays give the most comprehensive view yet of Civil War Virginia and suggest avenues of inquiry that remain to be explored.

Contributors:Ian Binnington * Theodore C. DeLaney * Michael Fellman * Lisa Tendrich Frank * Monte Hampton * Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh * Charles F. Irons * Caroline E. Janney * Suzanne W. Jones * Ervin L. Jordan Jr. * Charles Joyner * Daniel Kilbride * Susanna Michele Lee * Lucinda H. MacKethan * John M. McClure * Amy Feely Morsman * Jason Phillips * David G. Smith * Emory M. Thomas * Peter Wallenstein * Bertram Wyatt-Brown

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Contents

Introduction
1
Robert E Lee in the American Mind
9
Myth and Man
19
Robert E Lee and the Concept of Honor
28
The Enduring Enigma
45
Virginians on the Grand
61
The Religious Roots
72
Baptists and War
87
A Georgia Slave
165
Interracial Love Virginians Lies and Donald McCaigs
176
AFTER THE
187
William Pattie and the Southern
201
The Bible the New South
216
The Trials of Mrs ExPresident Tyler
230
A Postwar
243
The Ladies Memorial
256

For the Smiles
101
The Southern
114
Confederate Women
123
The Capture of African Americans
137
AfroVirginians
152
Afterword
271
Slave Narratives of Virginias Civil War
277
Robert E Lee in Myth and Memory
285
Index
293
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Peter Wallenstein teaches history at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is the author of Cradle of America: Four Centuries of Virginia History. Bertram Wyatt-Brown is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Florida and is currently a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War, 1760sĖ1880s.

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