Four Interpretive Traditions            Dr. Bruce Clary        Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Lost Cause
Northwest Ordinance         1787•Established territory west of the Appalachians and north of the Ohio River as free territ...
Slavery a benign institution
Secession was   the second    American  Revolution
Suffering South
Honorretained
Saintly heroes
Reconstruction as revengeThis replica of a slave trade ship moored by Tower Bridge in 2007 to commemoratethe 200th anniver...
The Union Cause
The world’slast, best hope
“A more perfect       Union”
A powerful force for good
The Emancipation Cause
Four million freed
Slave power conspiracy
Emancipation as military necessity
Black emancipators
The noble enterprise
Opposition to Lost Cause
The Reconciliation Cause
Effacement of Emancipation
Celebration of both Blue and Gray
Appomatox: Where it began
Capitulation to the Lost Cause
SourcesGallagher, Gary W. Causes Won, Lost, & Forgotten: How   Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the   Ci...
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Four Major Interpretive Tradition of the American Civil War

  1. 1. Four Interpretive Traditions Dr. Bruce Clary Thursday, January 3, 2013
  2. 2. The Lost Cause
  3. 3. Northwest Ordinance 1787•Established territory west of the Appalachians and north of the Ohio River as free territory Romanticizes the Old South
  4. 4. Slavery a benign institution
  5. 5. Secession was the second American Revolution
  6. 6. Suffering South
  7. 7. Honorretained
  8. 8. Saintly heroes
  9. 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. 10. The Union Cause
  11. 11. The world’slast, best hope
  12. 12. “A more perfect Union”
  13. 13. A powerful force for good
  14. 14. The Emancipation Cause
  15. 15. Four million freed
  16. 16. Slave power conspiracy
  17. 17. Emancipation as military necessity
  18. 18. Black emancipators
  19. 19. The noble enterprise
  20. 20. Opposition to Lost Cause
  21. 21. The Reconciliation Cause
  22. 22. Effacement of Emancipation
  23. 23. Celebration of both Blue and Gray
  24. 24. Appomatox: Where it began
  25. 25. Capitulation to the Lost Cause
  26. 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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