Demon of the Lost Cause

In fact, many of Sherman’s actions were official tactics to be employed when dealing with guerrilla forces, yet Sherman never put an end to the talk of his innovative tactics and even added to the stories himself.

Demon of the Lost Cause

Author: Wesley Moody

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826272665

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At the end of the Civil War, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman was surprisingly more popular in the newly defeated South than he was in the North. Yet, only thirty years later, his name was synonymous with evil and destruction in the South, particularly as the creator and enactor of the “total war” policy. In Demon of the Lost Cause, Wesley Moody examines these perplexing contradictions and how they and others function in past and present myths about Sherman. Throughout this fascinating study of Sherman’s reputation, from his first public servant role as the major general for the state of California until his death in 1891, Moody explores why Sherman remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. Using contemporary newspaper accounts, Sherman’s letters and memoirs, as well as biographies of Sherman and histories of his times, Moody reveals that Sherman’s shifting reputation was formed by whoever controlled the message, whether it was the Lost Cause historians of the South, Sherman’s enemies in the North, or Sherman himself. With his famous “March to the Sea” in Georgia, the general became known for inventing a brutal warfare where the conflict is brought to the civilian population. In fact, many of Sherman’s actions were official tactics to be employed when dealing with guerrilla forces, yet Sherman never put an end to the talk of his innovative tactics and even added to the stories himself. Sherman knew he had enemies in the Union army and within the Republican elite who could and would jeopardize his position for their own gain. In fact, these were the same people who spread the word that Sherman was a Southern sympathizer following the war, helping to place the general in the South’s good graces. That all changed, however, when the Lost Cause historians began formulating revisions to the Civil War, as Sherman’s actions were the perfect explanation for why the South had lost. Demon of the Lost Cause reveals the machinations behind the Sherman myth and the reasons behind the acceptance of such myths, no matter who invented them. In the case of Sherman’s own mythmaking, Moody postulates that his motivation was to secure a military position to support his wife and children. For the other Sherman mythmakers, personal or political gain was typically the rationale behind the stories they told and believed. In tracing Sherman’s ever-changing reputation, Moody sheds light on current and past understanding of the Civil War through the lens of one of its most controversial figures.

The Lost Cause

Mr. Seward declined to make any official recognition of the commissioners , but
very readily consented , for purposes which the sequel demon : strated , to hold
verbal conferences with them , through the friendly inter mediation of Judge ...

The Lost Cause

Author: Edward Alfred Pollard

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The Demon in the Machine

If the world is a closed mechanical system, then invoking a physical role for mind
looks like a lost cause because it would imply over-determinism. That was the
situation in the late nineteenth century. Then along came quantum mechanics,
with ...

The Demon in the Machine

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022666970X

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What is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question, for life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. Huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. In this penetrating and wide-ranging book, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name; it is a domain where biology, computing, logic, chemistry, quantum physics, and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity which has the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and force us to fundamentally reconsider what it means to be alive—even illuminating the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe. From life’s murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine journeys across an astounding landscape of cutting-edge science. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window onto the secret of life itself.

The Lost Cause

The Yankees say that yell used to scare them nearly to death ; that when they
heard it they thought the Demon and all his angels were after them . ... Those
indebted to “ The Lost Cause " in subscriptions for the past years will please remit
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The Congressional Globe

... politicians , and professional | Cruel , intolerant , overbearing , implacable , un
so numerous and so far asunder as to demon ... military heroes , who displayed
the acquirements the humblest cabin , is to the “ lost cause " a eaters they called
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The Congressional globe0

... asunder as to demon . men , who had been taught the right of seces forgiving ,
treacherous , perfidious , ungenerous , strate ... Well is it " lost cause , " The
teaching of Yancey was Not black men alone are the ohjects of their called the “
lost ...

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The Home Monthly

... but Virginia — so the papers tell us — who lost that such an element as
assumed above all with the “ Lost Cause , ” has gone exists among us is
abundantly demon- bravely to manufacturing door - mats , thus strated — not
more apparently ...

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The Lost Caravel

Then Kio again spoke to Forest - grove , saying , ' Who will assist you to cause
the verdure of the land to appear that it grow ? ' Then Forest - grove again replied
to Kio , ' My two bands of demon - creatures shall aid me to cause the verdure of ...

The Lost Caravel

Author: Robert Langdon

Publisher: Sydney : Pacific Publications

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"On 26 May 1526, four Spanish ships under the command of Garcia Jofre de Loaisa passed intio the Pacific from the Strait of Magellan bound for the spice-rich East Indies. Six days later they were separated by a storm and one ship, the caravel San Lesmes, was never heard of again. Now, after a lapse of four and a half centuries, historian Robert Langdon has put forward the theory that the caravel was wrecked on an atoll to the east of Tahiti, that the crew survived and intermarried with the local women, and that over the next 250 years they and their descendants spread to many Polynesian islands. He claims that the castaways established Hispano-Polynesian dynasties, that they grafted elements of Iberian culture onto the existing Polynesian culture, and that much that has previously been attributed to the genius of the Polynesians, was, in fact, derived from Europe. ... Two of his most remarkable conclusions are that the mysterious inscribed tablets of Easter island owed their origin to the castaways' writing system, and that the so-called fleet that has ling been thought to have carried the Maoris [sic] from eastern Polynesia to New Zealand about 1350 A.D., was, in fact an expedition of sixteenth-century Spaniards trying to get home by way of the Cape of Good Hope!" -- Book jacket.

The Editor the journal of information for literary workers

In reviewing ex- War , the demon , but he is not produced . isting data on the Civil
War in America I Maybe the fact that the ... Maybe my penchant is for lost have a
hero . causes , though a " lost cause , ” of course , is The old gods may be ...

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Essays on Paul

To worship a demon is to deny God his due ; more , it is to throw in one's lot with
the defeated , anti - God forces of the universe , to embrace the ultimately lost
cause and to perish with it . But precisely because the cause of the demons is lost
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Essays on Paul

Author: Charles Kingsley Barrett

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Life of Jefferson Davis with a secret history of the Southern Confederacy containing information of the principal Southern Characters in the late war etc

In view of the volume of lost blood and in view of the tens of thousands of human
lives , many of which must have been sacrificed to the maladministration of
Jefferson Davis , it is wonderful what self ... ”The Lost Cause , pp . 727 , 728 . did
not ride his dreams like a demon , it 248 LIFE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS , WITH A.

Life of Jefferson Davis  with a secret history of the Southern Confederacy      containing     information of the principal Southern Characters in the late war  etc

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Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

That same year, the editor of the Alabama Baptist decried the “spurious honor of
the code” and proclaimed that “nothing but the hempen cord can exorcise the thin
-skinned, blood-thirsty demon of the code.”38 The efforts to eliminate dueling, ...

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

Author: Joe L. Coker

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813136989

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In the late 1800s, Southern evangelicals believed contemporary troubles -- everything from poverty to political corruption to violence between African Americans and whites -- sprang from the bottles of "demon rum" regularly consumed in the South. Though temperance quickly gained support in the antebellum North, Southerners cast a skeptical eye on the movement, because of its ties with antislavery efforts. Postwar evangelicals quickly realized they had to make temperance appealing to the South by transforming the Yankee moral reform movement into something compatible with southern values and culture. In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915. Though their denominations traditionally forbade the preaching of politics from the pulpit, an outgrowth of evangelical fervor led ministers and their congregations to sound the call for prohibition. Determined to save the South from the evils of alcohol, they played on southern cultural attitudes about politics, race, women, and honor to communicate their message. The evangelicals were successful in their approach, negotiating such political obstacles as public disapproval the church's role in politics and vehement opposition to prohibition voiced by Jefferson Davis. The evangelical community successfully convinced the public that cheap liquor in the hands of African American "beasts" and drunkard husbands posed a serious threat to white women. Eventually, the code of honor that depended upon alcohol-centered hospitality and camaraderie was redefined to favor those who lived as Christians and supported the prohibition movement. Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause is the first comprehensive survey of temperance in the South. By tailoring the prohibition message to the unique context of the American South, southern evangelicals transformed the region into a hotbed of temperance activity, leading the national prohibition movement.

Confederate War Journal

The verses, wherever we find them, breathe love to the Lost Cause. They sing ...
In vain did I strive to forget me In events that had p IKS -.1 long before, But the
demon of dread would not let me — The dead man that lay at my door. The rats,
in ...

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The Story of a Thirtieth Anniversary

There was serious work still to be done , for the demon of sectional hate was hard
to cast out . ... and retiIn the deep dark shades of the “ Wilderness " the fight went
on for awhile ; but at last even the gallant leader of the “ Lost Cause , " Gen.

The Story of a Thirtieth Anniversary

Author: George Norcross

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Demon of the Middle Class

Consequently any time spent in loitering , drunkenness , or even in idling around
public inns , was so much lost time ; hence ... ( 24 ) In short , colonials believed
that alcohol in sufficient quantities caused two particular deviant social behaviors
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Demon of the Middle Class

Author: Harry Gene Levine

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The Virginia Quarterly Review

... revisionist account of the American Revolution , Francis Jennings dispenses
with the shibboleths that have long The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War
formed the mythology surrounding ... The essays demon “ mainstream ”
perspectives .

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