Despite losing the Civil War, the romanticized myth of the South persists today. We see this play out in cities, some far removed from the Confederacy, grappling with the decision to tear down Confederate statues. Cox’s text examines how the ‘Lost Cause’ narrative gained a foothold and spread throughout the US through women’s organizations. The women of the UDC re-made a military loss into a cultural and societal victory. This is a must-read text, especially for those interested in gender and race.
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Contributor: Lindsey Turnbull