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Author Rable, George C.

Title Damn Yankees! : demonization & defiance in the Confederate South / George C. Rable.

Publication Info. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2015]


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Description 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in Southern History, Louisiana State University
Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : we must not be enemies -- The universal Yankee nation -- Defining and defaming the enemy -- The barbarous Yankees -- The inhuman war, or the war against humanity -- Hatred and vengeance -- Subjugation.
Summary "During the Civil War, southerners produced a vast body of writing about their northern foes, painting a picture of a money-grubbing, puritanical, and infidel enemy. Damn Yankees! explores the proliferation of this rhetoric and demonstrates how the perpetual vilification of northerners became a weapon during the war, fostering hatred and resistance among the people of the Confederacy. Drawing from speeches, cartoons, editorials, letters, and diaries, Damn Yankees! examines common themes in southern excoriation of the enemy. In sharp contrast to the presumed southern ideals of chivalry and honor, Confederates claimed that Yankees were rootless vagabonds who placed profit ahead of fidelity to religious and social traditions. Pervasive criticism of northerners created a framework for understanding their behavior during the war. When the Confederacy prevailed on the field of battle, it confirmed the Yankees' reputed physical and moral weakness. When the Yankees achieved military success, reports of depravity against vanquished foes abounded, stiffening the resolve of Confederate soldiers and civilians alike to protect their homeland and the sanctity of their women from Union degeneracy."--Publisher's Web site.
Subject Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
Propaganda, Confederate.
Secession -- Southern States.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Propaganda, Confederate. (OCoLC)fst01079018
Secession. (OCoLC)fst01110536
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
United States -- Confederate States of America. (OCoLC)fst01205435
ISBN 9780807160589 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
080716058X (cloth ; alkaline paper)
9780807160596 (pdf)
9780807160602 (epub)
9780807160619 (mobi)

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