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Monuments to the lost cause : women, art, and the landscapes of southern memory

Author: Cynthia J Mills; Pamela H Simpson
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Monuments to the Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Landscapes of Southern Memory is an illustrated collection of fourteen essays examining the ways in which these memorials - from Monument Avenue to Stone Mountain - and the public rituals surrounding them testify to the tenets of the Lost Cause, a romanticized narrative of the war. Several essays highlight the creative leading role played by women's groups in
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia J Mills; Pamela H Simpson
ISBN: 1572332727 9781572332720
OCLC Number: 51293452
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
"A strong force of ladies" : women, politics, and Confederate memorial associations in nineteenth-century Raleigh / Catherine W. Bishir -- Marking Union victory in the South : the construction of the National Cemetery system / Catherine W. Zipf -- Making history : African American commemorative celebrations in Augusta, Georgia, 1865-1913 / Kathleen Clark -- "Woman's hand and heart and deathless love" : white women and the commemorative impulse in the New South / W. Fitzhugh Brundage -- The great Lee Chapel controversy and the "little group of willful women" who saved the shrine of the South / Pamela H. Simpson -- Monument Avenue, Richmond : a unique American boulevard / Richard Guy Wilson -- Personalizing the political : the Davis family circle in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery / M. Anna Fariello -- The virtuous soldier : constructing a usable Confederate past in Franklin, Tennessee / David Currey -- The Confederate Monument at Arlington : a token of reconciliation / Karen L. Cox -- Planning a temple to the lost cause : the Confederate "battle abbey" / William M.S. Rasmussen -- Gratitude and gender wars : monuments to the women of the sixties / Cynthia Mills -- Commemorating the color line : the national mammy monument controversy of the 1920s / Micki McElya -- Granite stopped time : Stone Mountain Memorial and the representation of White Southern identity / Grace Elizabeth Hale -- Contesting the sacred : preservation and meaning on Richmond's Monument Avenue / Brian Black and Bryn Varley.
1st ed.
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Description: xxx, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: "A strong force of ladies" : women, politics, and Confederate memorial associations in nineteenth-century Raleigh / Catherine W. Bishir --
Marking Union victory in the South : the construction of the National Cemetery system / Catherine W. Zipf --
Making history : African American commemorative celebrations in Augusta, Georgia, 1865-1913 / Kathleen Clark --
"Woman's hand and heart and deathless love" : white women and the commemorative impulse in the New South / W. Fitzhugh Brundage --
The great Lee Chapel controversy and the "little group of willful women" who saved the shrine of the South / Pamela H. Simpson --
Monument Avenue, Richmond : a unique American boulevard / Richard Guy Wilson --
Personalizing the political : the Davis family circle in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery / M. Anna Fariello --
The virtuous soldier : constructing a usable Confederate past in Franklin, Tennessee / David Currey --
The Confederate Monument at Arlington : a token of reconciliation / Karen L. Cox --
Planning a temple to the lost cause : the Confederate "battle abbey" / William M.S. Rasmussen --
Gratitude and gender wars : monuments to the women of the sixties / Cynthia Mills --
Commemorating the color line : the national mammy monument controversy of the 1920s / Micki McElya --
Granite stopped time : Stone Mountain Memorial and the representation of White Southern identity / Grace Elizabeth Hale --
Contesting the sacred : preservation and meaning on Richmond's Monument Avenue / Brian Black and Bryn Varley. Gratitude and gender wars : monuments to the women of the sixties / Cynthia Mills --
Commemorating the color line : the national mammy monument controversy of the 1920s / Micki Mcelya --
Granite stopped time : Sone Mountain Memorial and the representation of white southern identity / Gace Elizabeth Hale --
Contesting the sacred : preservation and meaning on Richmond's Monument Avenue / Brian Black and Bryn Varley.
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia Mills and Pamela H. Simpson.
Local System Bib Number:
991009002479704091
.b19874534

Abstract:

"Monuments to the Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Landscapes of Southern Memory is an illustrated collection of fourteen essays examining the ways in which these memorials - from Monument Avenue to Stone Mountain - and the public rituals surrounding them testify to the tenets of the Lost Cause, a romanticized narrative of the war. Several essays highlight the creative leading role played by women's groups in memorialization, while others explore the alternative ways in which people outside white southern culture - African Americans and Union supporters - wrote their very different histories on the southern landscape."

"The authors trace the origins, objectives, and changing consequences of Confederate monuments over time and the dynamics of individuals and organizations that sponsored them. Thus these essays extend the growing literature on the rhetoric of the Lost Cause by shifting the focus to the realm of the visual. They are especially relevant in the present day when Confederate symbols and monuments continue to play a central role in a public - and often emotionally charged - debate about how the South's past should be remembered."--Jacket.

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