Review of Clampitt, Bradley R., Lost causes: Confederate demobilization and the making of veteran identity (Conflicting worlds: New dimensions of the American Civil War)

Date

2023-03

Authors

Zander, Cecily

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Michigan State University Department of History

Abstract

Bradley R. Clampitt’s Lost Causes: Confederate Demobilization and the Making of Veteran Identity joins a host of recent scholarly works concerned not with what happens during major wars, but rather with what happens when such conflicts come to an end. Drawing on sources written by some 400 former Confederate soldiers, and survey answers from an additional 700 Confederate veterans, Clampitt interprets a chorus of more than 1,100 voices to understand how Confederate identity evolved after the guns fell silent in 1865. Through careful analysis and research, Clampitt demonstrates that process of demobilization helped to establish the ideological underpinnings of the Lost Cause.

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Article originally published by H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews. English. Published March 2023. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=58399. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.

Keywords

Confederate nationalism, Confederate demobilization, The Lost Cause

Citation

This is the published version of an article that is available at http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=58399. Recommended citation: Zander, C. (2023, March). Review of Clampitt, Bradley R., Lost causes: Confederate demobilization and the making of veteran identity (Conflicting worlds: New dimensions of the American Civil War). H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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