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Author Gallagher, Gary W.
Title Becoming Confederates : paths to a new national loyalty / Gary W. Gallagher.
Imprint Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2013]

Series Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures ; no. 54
Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures ; no. 54.
Subject Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Ramseur, Stephen Dodson, 1837-1864.
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894.
Patriotism -- Confederate States of America -- Case studies.
Change of allegiance -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Conduct must conform to the new order of things: R.E. Lee and the question of loyalty -- He died as became a Confederate soldier: Stephen Dodson Ramseur's easy embrace of the Confederacy -- Consistent conservative: Jubal A. Early's patriotic submission -- For his country and his duty: Confederate national sentiment beyond Appomattox.
Summary In Becoming Confederates, Gary W. Gallagher explores loyalty in the era of the Civil War, focusing on Robert E. Lee, Stephen Dodson Ramseur, and Jubal A. Early-three prominent officers in the Army of Northern Virginia who became ardent Confederate nationalists. Loyalty was tested and proved in many ways leading up to and during the war. Looking at levels of allegiance to their native state, to the slaveholding South, to the United States, and to the Confederacy, Gallagher shows how these men represent responses to the mid-nineteenthcentury crisis. Lee traditionally has been presented as a rel.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780820344973 (electronic bk.)
0820344974 (electronic bk.)
1299464203 (ebk)
9781299464209 (ebk)
OCLC # 839690453
Additional Format Print version: Gallagher, Gary W. Becoming Confederates. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2013 9780820344966 (DLC) 2012046530 (OCoLC)819717599