The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won (Hardcover)

The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won By Edward H. Bonekemper, III Cover Image
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The former Confederate states have continually mythologized the South’s defeat to the North, depicting the Civil War as unnecessary, or as a fight over states’ Constitutional rights, or as a David v. Goliath struggle in which the North waged “total war” over an underdog South. In The Myth of the Lost Cause, historian Edward Bonekemper deconstructs this multi-faceted myth, revealing the truth about the war that nearly tore the nation apart 150 years ago.

About the Author


Edward H. Bonekemper III was an adjunct lecturer on military history at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, an attorney for the U.S. government, and the book review editor of Civil War News. He wrote many books on the Civil War, including Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor Not a ButcherGrant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished VirginianLincoln and Grant: The Westerners Who Won the Civil WarThe Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, and The 10 Biggest Civil War Blunders.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781621574545
ISBN-10: 1621574547
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication Date: October 5th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English