Chapter

Another “Lost Cause”

David T. Gleeson

in Rethinking the Irish in the American South

Published by University Press of Mississippi

Published in print May 2013 | ISBN: 9781617037986
Published online March 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781621039525 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14325/mississippi/9781617037986.003.0009
Another “Lost Cause”

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This chapter argues that the Irish part in the southern war effort has probably been exaggerated. However, there is little question that the Irish insinuated themselves into the civic religion of the Lost Cause, thus helping to frame how the regional past would be remembered.

Keywords: Irish; southern war effort; Lost Cause

Chapter.  8407 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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