The Making of Robert E. Lee

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JHU Press, Apr 7, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 360 pages
"In a study rich with discussions of Lee's religious beliefs and political opinions, the author skewers previous efforts to detach Lee from slavery, racism, and the Lost Cause. Sure to arouse debate, this book challenges and delights, and no one will come away from reading it thinking of Lee in quite the same way." -- Library Journal
 

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Robert E. Lee is the most iconic figure from the American Civil War. Known during his youth at West Point as “the marble man,” Lee was celebrated after the war, even in the northern states, as an icon ... Read full review

THE MAKING OF ROBERT E. LEE

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A brisk, thoughtful analysis of the character, temperament, and social philosophy of the Confederate general.Fellman (Citizen Sherman, 1995) only briefly sketches Lee's martial exploits, focusing ... Read full review

Contents

Patrimony Recaptured
3
Marriage Eros and Self
20
Fatherhood and Salvation
34
Race and Slavery
54
Politics and Secession
76
The Trials of War
90
Audacity
112
Defeat at Gettysburg
141
Cincinnatus
228
Barbarians in the Garden
249
Southern Nationalist
264
Hannibals Ghost
295
Acknowledgments
309
Abbreviations
311
Notes
313
Index
343

To the Lost Cause
165
The War He Refused
194

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Michael Fellman is a professor of history at Simon Fraser University, the author of several books, including This Terrible War: The Civil War and Its Aftermath, and Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman. He is also the editor of John Russell Young's Around the World with General Grant, available from Johns Hopkins.

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