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Published: 18 July 2008

272 Pages | 30 illus.

4-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195314342

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The Making of a Confederate

Walter Lenoir's Civil War

William L. Barney

New Narratives in American History

  • Reveals the ways that many white southerners cling to the faded glory of a romanticized Confederate past, despite the advances of the civil rights movement
  • Focuses on the life of one man, Walter Lenoir of North Carolina, to examine the origins of southern white identity alongside its myriad ambiguities and complexities
  • Offers new insights into the ways that (selective) memory informs history and informs readers how individual choices can transform abstract historical processes into concrete actions

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