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

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


The former accomplice states have constantly mythologized the South’s defeat to the North, depicting the Civil battle as pointless, or as a struggle over states’ Constitutional rights, or as a David v. Goliath fight during which the North waged “total warfare” over an underdog South. In The delusion of the misplaced Cause, historian Edward Bonekemper deconstructs this multi-faceted delusion, revealing the reality in regards to the warfare that just about tore the state aside one hundred fifty years ago.

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