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Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

The Mythology of the Lost Cause

American Civil War; Confederate States of America; American History; American South; Mythology

Caroline Janney (John L. Nau III, Professor in History of American Civil War and Director, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, University of Virginia)

September 21, 2021

How did the Confederate myth of the Lost Cause develop? Why was it important for ex-Confederates to establish their "history" of the war? And why has this version of the past continued to offer such a powerful hold more than 160 years after the Civil War? This webinar will exam the origins, architects, and lasting influence of the Confederacy's most enduring legacy.


History / American Civil War / Confederate States of America / American History / American South / Mythology /


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