History Teaches Us to Hope: Reflections on the Civil War and Southern History
University Press of Kentucky, 07.12.2007 - 416 Seiten
Before his death in 1870, Robert E. Lee penned a letter to Col. Charles Marshall in which he argued that we must cast our eyes backward in times of turmoil and change, concluding that "it is history that teaches us to hope." Charles Pierce Roland, one of the nation's most distinguished and respected historians, has done exactly that, devoting his career to examining the South's tumultuous path in the years preceding and following the Civil War. History Teaches Us to Hope: Reflections on the Civil War and Southern History is an unprecedented compilation of works by the man the volume editor John David Smith calls a "dogged researcher, gifted stylist, and keen interpreter of historical questions."Throughout his career, Roland has published groundbreaking books, including The Confederacy (1960), The Improbable Era: The South since World War II (1976), and An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War (1991). In addition, he has garnered acclaim for two biographical studies of Civil War leaders: Albert Sidney Johnston (1964), a life of the top field general in the Confederate army, and Reflections on Lee (1995), a revisionist assessment of a great but frequently misunderstood general. The first section of History Teaches Us to Hope, "The Man, The Soldier, The Historian," offers personal reflections by Roland and features his famous "GI Charlie" speech, "A Citizen Soldier Recalls World War II." Civil War–related writings appear in the following two sections, which include Roland's theories on the true causes of the war and four previously unpublished articles on Civil War leadership. The final section brings together Roland's writings on the evolution of southern history and identity, outlining his views on the persistence of a distinct southern culture and his belief in its durability. History Teaches Us to Hope is essential reading for those who desire a complete understanding of the Civil War and southern history. It offers a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary historian.
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For those aboard, a long-anticipated moment was at hand. The driver parked the bus, opened the door, and lowered the steps. It was raining and chilly, but no one thought of remaining on board. Quietly we followed the guides to the base ...
Lee, on the other hand, insightfully adapted his strategy to those very factors.” Roland conceded that “as a sand-table exercise in strategy, Fuller's plan may have been sound,” but it failed to take into consideration the red-clay ...
On the one hand, historian Daniel E. Sutherland of the University of Arkansas praised Roland for providing an “evaluation that pulls no punches and ignores no controversy.” 142 On the other hand, in a collection of essays on Lee's ...
When my father walked down into the field where Pa Paysinger was plowing and asked for my mother's hand, Pa's only words were, “Well, Clifford, she's got a mighty high temper.” The wedding was something of an early flower-child affair.
When I was seven or eight my parents purchased a second-hand set of the youths' encyclopedia named The Book of Knowledge. Its many volumes (thirty, as I recall) contained snippets of almost every imaginable branch of literature and ...
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