Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Burying the Dead but Not the Past:

Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause, by Caroline E. Janney. Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve and rebury the remains of Confederate soldiers scattered throughout the region. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers, nearly 28 percent of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who perished in the war. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until the 1890s, Caroline Janney restores these women's place in the historical narrative by exploring their role as the creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition between 1865 and 1915. (290 pages, 9.5 x 6.5, Hardcover)

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