Apples and Ashes

Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America


Author: Coleman Hutchison

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820337315

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Apples and Ashes offers the first literary history of the Civil War South. The product of extensive archival research, it tells an expansive story about a nation struggling to write itself into existence. Confederate literature was in intimate conversation with other contemporary literary cultures, especially those of the United States and Britain. Thus, Coleman Hutchison argues, it has profound implications for our understanding of American literary nationalism and the relationship between literature and nationalism more broadly. Apples and Ashes is organized by genre, with each chapter using a single text or a small set of texts to limn a broader aspect of Confederate literary culture. Hutchison discusses an understudied and diverse archive of literary texts including the literary criticism of Edgar Allan Poe; southern responses to Uncle Tom's Cabin; the novels of Augusta Jane Evans; Confederate popular poetry; the de facto Confederate national anthem, “Dixie”; and several postwar southern memoirs. In addition to emphasizing the centrality of slavery to the Confederate literary imagination, the book also considers a series of novel topics: the reprinting of European novels in the Confederate South, including Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and Victor Hugo's Les Misérables; Confederate propaganda in Europe; and postwar Confederate emigration to Latin America. In discussing literary criticism, fiction, poetry, popular song, and memoir, Apples and Ashes reminds us of Confederate literature's once-great expectations. Before their defeat and abjection—before apples turned to ashes in their mouths—many Confederates thought they were in the process of creating a nation and a national literature that would endure.

The Morning Exercises at Cripplegate [edited by S. Annesley], St. Giles in the Fields [edited by Thomas Case], and in Southwark [edited by Nathaniel Vincent]: Being Divers Sermons, Preached A.D. 1659-1689. By Several Ministers of the Gospel in Or Near London. Fifth Edition. Carefully Collated and Corrected. With Notes and Translations, by J. Nichols. (Indexes. By the Rev. T. H. Horne [and Others].).


Author: Samuel ANNESLEY (LL.D., Minister of St. Giles', Cripplegate.)

Publisher: N.A



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Janice Holt Giles: A Writer's Life


Author: Dianne Watkins Stuart

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813129556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Encyclopedia of the War of 1812


Author: David Stephen Heidler,Jeanne T. Heidler

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO


Category: History

Page: 636

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Covers important figures, laws, territories, and battles connected with the War of 1812

The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant


Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429957581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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From the Western frontier to the battlefields of Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Franklin, Petersburg, and Richmond, Grant saw the war from the front lines and made the decisions that affected lives on a day-to-day basis. His writings provide a revealing look into the life of the commander in chief of the Union army as well as the seminal eyewitness account of the War between the States. The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a popular abridgment of his two-volume Personal Memoirs, which he arranged to have published to provide for his family after his death. (It was a huge bestseller and broke all records in American publishing at the time.) He died less than one week after completing its writing. This abridgment covers Grant's experiences in the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to Appomattox, giving the reader a front-line seat next to the greatest Union general of the war. Highlights Include: - General William Tecumseh Sherman on his infamous march through Georgia- General George B. McClellan on the battle of Antietam and the legendary lost order that should have tipped him off to Lee's plans - General George Armstrong Custer's experience of going straight from studying at West Point to the battlefield - General (CSA) James Longstreet on serving under Robert E. Lee - General (CSA) G. Moxley Sorrel on serving under James Longstreet - Major (CSA) J.S.Mosby on the South's Guerilla campaign - General (CSA) Jubal Earley's memoir of the last year of the war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Giles memorial


Author: J.A. Vinton

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883044549

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Also genealogical sketches of the Pool, Very, Tarr and other families, with a history of premaquid, ancient and modern; some account of early settlements in maine; and some details of indian warfare.