The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates. Comprising a Full and Authentic Account of the Rise and Progress of the Late Southern Confederacy--the Campaigns, Battles, Incidents, and Adventures of the Most Gigantic Struggle of the World's History
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How these qualities were displayed in the Northern and Southern estimations of the Union .— “ State Rights " the foundation of the moral dignity of the Union . — Calhoun's picture of the Union . - A noble vision never realized .
... is the resource only of small and weak communities ; that it is essentially temporary in its nature ; and that it has never been adopted by States which had approached a mature condition , and had passed the period of pupillage .
A NOBLE VISION NEVER REALIZED . 1 ) ALTHOUGH the American Union , as involving the Federal principle , contained in itself an element ultimately fatal to its form of government , it is not to be denied that by careful and attentive ...
... aristocracy that smelt of the trade , and that , however it cleansed itself and aped the elegance of the South , and packed its houses with fine furniture , could never entirely subdue a sneaking sense of its inferiority .
This contrast between the Northern and Southern minds is vividly illustrated in the different ideas and styles of their worship of that great American idol — the Union . In the North there never was any lack of rhetorical fervour for ...
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This was published very soon after the end of the War. Edward A. Pollard was an editor of "The Richmond Examiner" and had access to a huge amount of data and the assistance of many reporters and ... Read full review