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Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War
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  • 1. Four Interpretive Traditions Dr. Bruce Clary Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • 2. The Lost Cause
  • 3. Northwest Ordinance 1787•Established territory west of the Appalachians and north of the Ohio River as free territory Romanticizes the Old South
  • 4. Slavery a benign institution
  • 5. Secession was the second American Revolution
  • 6. Suffering South
  • 7. Honorretained
  • 8. Saintly heroes
  • 9. Reconstruction as revengeThis replica of a slave trade ship moored by Tower Bridge in 2007 to commemoratethe 200th anniversary of the Slave Trade Act.
  • 10. The Union Cause
  • 11. The world’slast, best hope
  • 12. “A more perfect Union”
  • 13. A powerful force for good
  • 14. The Emancipation Cause
  • 15. Four million freed
  • 16. Slave power conspiracy
  • 17. Emancipation as military necessity
  • 18. Black emancipators
  • 19. The noble enterprise
  • 20. Opposition to Lost Cause
  • 21. The Reconciliation Cause
  • 22. Effacement of Emancipation
  • 23. Celebration of both Blue and Gray
  • 24. Appomatox: Where it began
  • 25. Capitulation to the Lost Cause
  • 26. SourcesGallagher, Gary W. Causes Won, Lost, & Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2008.Goldfield, David. Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2002.McCurry, Stephanie. Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2010.

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