Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual by Michael T. Bernath

By Michael T. Bernath

in the course of the Civil warfare, a few Confederates sought to end up the individuality of the southern humans and to valid their hope for a separate nationwide lifestyles during the construction of a uniquely southern literature and tradition. Michael Bernath follows the actions of a gaggle of southern writers, thinkers, editors, publishers, educators, and ministers--whom he labels accomplice cultural nationalists--in order to track the increase and fall of a cultural flow devoted to freeing the South from its longtime dependence on Northern books, periodicals, and lecturers. by way of interpreting the reasons riding the fight for accomplice highbrow independence, through charting its wartime accomplishments, and by way of assessing its mess ups, Bernath makes provocative arguments in regards to the nature of accomplice nationalism, existence in the Confederacy, and the notion of southern cultural distinctiveness.

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