In fact, many of Sherman’s actions were official tactics to be employed when dealing with guerrilla forces, yet Sherman never put an end to the talk of his innovative tactics and even added to the stories himself.
Author: Wesley Moody
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
At the end of the Civil War, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman was surprisingly more popular in the newly defeated South than he was in the North. Yet, only thirty years later, his name was synonymous with evil and destruction in the South, particularly as the creator and enactor of the “total war” policy. In Demon of the Lost Cause, Wesley Moody examines these perplexing contradictions and how they and others function in past and present myths about Sherman. Throughout this fascinating study of Sherman’s reputation, from his first public servant role as the major general for the state of California until his death in 1891, Moody explores why Sherman remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. Using contemporary newspaper accounts, Sherman’s letters and memoirs, as well as biographies of Sherman and histories of his times, Moody reveals that Sherman’s shifting reputation was formed by whoever controlled the message, whether it was the Lost Cause historians of the South, Sherman’s enemies in the North, or Sherman himself. With his famous “March to the Sea” in Georgia, the general became known for inventing a brutal warfare where the conflict is brought to the civilian population. In fact, many of Sherman’s actions were official tactics to be employed when dealing with guerrilla forces, yet Sherman never put an end to the talk of his innovative tactics and even added to the stories himself. Sherman knew he had enemies in the Union army and within the Republican elite who could and would jeopardize his position for their own gain. In fact, these were the same people who spread the word that Sherman was a Southern sympathizer following the war, helping to place the general in the South’s good graces. That all changed, however, when the Lost Cause historians began formulating revisions to the Civil War, as Sherman’s actions were the perfect explanation for why the South had lost. Demon of the Lost Cause reveals the machinations behind the Sherman myth and the reasons behind the acceptance of such myths, no matter who invented them. In the case of Sherman’s own mythmaking, Moody postulates that his motivation was to secure a military position to support his wife and children. For the other Sherman mythmakers, personal or political gain was typically the rationale behind the stories they told and believed. In tracing Sherman’s ever-changing reputation, Moody sheds light on current and past understanding of the Civil War through the lens of one of its most controversial figures.
This dissertation will examine the formation of the myth that William T. Sherman laid waste to the state of Georgia in 1864, and almost single-handedly invented the concept of "total war.
Author: John Wesley Moody
Category: United States
This dissertation will examine the formation of the myth that William T. Sherman laid waste to the state of Georgia in 1864, and almost single-handedly invented the concept of "total war." It will also examine how Sherman's reputation has evolved over the years from accusations of being a Southern sympathizer and traitor at the end of the Civil War to the modern image of Sherman as the destroyer of the old South. William Tecumseh Sherman was the most controversial general of the American Civil War. The modern image of Sherman is either a destructive monster who violated the laws of civilized warfare or a strategic genius who invented modern warfare. Both of these images have evolved over the years. In large part, they have been the product of Lost Cause writers trying to reinterpret the history of the war, but also the product of Union generals and politicians attempting to glorify their own place in the history of the war, men with personal grudges against the general and modern historians using Sherman to make their own arguments about contemporary society. The sources used for this dissertation were the journals, letters and memoirs of the participants. The Official Records of both the Union and Confederacy were examined as well as nineteenth and twentieth century newspapers and magazines. This dissertation will show that the modern conception of General Sherman is not the same as the historical fact, but rather a post-war creation. Individuals' agendas have created and sustained the myth of Sherman to explain defeat in the Civil War, justify later military strategy, condemn later conflicts and for personal gain. It is not enough to know that historical events as commonly understood are inaccurate; it is important to understand how and why these inaccuracies came about.
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Author: Wesley Moody
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
At the end of the Civil War, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman was surprisingly more popular in the newly defeated South than he was in the North. Yet only thirty years later, his name was synonymous with evil and destruction in the South. Here, historian Wesley Moody examines these perplexing contradictions and how they and others function in past and present myths about Sherman. Demon of the Lost Cause reveals the machinations behind the Sherman myth and the reasons behind the acceptance of such myths, no matter who invented them. In the case of Sherman's own mythmaking, Moody postulates that his motivation was to secure a military position to support his wife and children. For the other Sherman mythmakers, personal or political gain was typicallythe rationale. In tracing Sherman's ever-changing reputation, Moody sheds light on current and past understanding of the Civil War through the lens of one of its most controversial figures.--From publisher description.
“I'm a lost cause, my friend. Save yourself,” I send to my vampire. “Quickly, drink my blood—don't waste it. Fill yourself with my magic.
Author: Nikki Sex
Publisher: Ashton Publishing Group
They say everyone has their inner demons, but in my case, I really do. Two hundred years ago, my mother summoned my inner monster. Since then, other than making me immortal, my demon has been trying to teach me murder, irresponsible lust, bloodthirsty violence, and the joys of total mayhem. Meanwhile, I’m trying to instill in him the best of human characteristics: compassion, understanding, moderation—you get the idea. Having an inner demon has made relationship issues challenging. Just ask my on again, off again hottie, the Beast Lord. I’m trying really, really hard to be good for my demon’s sake. It’s not my fault I keep accidentally killing people.
Gary W. Gallagher, however, convincingly demon— strates that Early was ... Neither was the Lost Cause message controlled by this coalition in the 1870s.
Author: Caroline E. Janney
Publisher: UNC Press Books
As early as 1865, survivors of the Civil War were acutely aware that people were purposefully shaping what would be remembered about the war and what would be omitted from the historical record. In Remembering the Civil War, Caroline E. Janney examines how the war generation--men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates--crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. Janney maintains that the participants never fully embraced the reconciliation so famously represented in handshakes across stone walls. Instead, both Union and Confederate veterans, and most especially their respective women's organizations, clung tenaciously to their own causes well into the twentieth century. Janney explores the subtle yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation and argues that the Unionist and Emancipationist memories of the war never completely gave way to the story Confederates told. She challenges the idea that white northerners and southerners salved their war wounds through shared ideas about race and shows that debates about slavery often proved to be among the most powerful obstacles to reconciliation.
On Mardi Gras, they burst on the scene costumed as “the Demon Actors in Milton's Paradise Lost,” with bands playing martial music and their path through the ...
Author: James Gill
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
In Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues James Gill and Howard Hunter examine New Orleans’s complicated relationship with the history of the Confederacy pre– and post–Civil War. The authors open and close their manuscript with the dramatic removal of the city’s Confederate statues. On the eve of the Civil War, New Orleans was far more cosmopolitan than Southern, with its sizable population of immigrants, Northern-born businessmen, and white and Black Creoles. Ambivalent about secession and war, the city bore divided loyalties between the Confederacy and the Union. However, by 1880 New Orleans rivaled Richmond as a bastion of the Lost Cause. After Appomattox, a significant number of Confederate veterans moved into the city giving elites the backing to form a Confederate civic culture. While it’s fair to say that the three Confederate monuments and the white supremacist Liberty Monument all came out of this dangerous nostalgia, the authors argue that each monument embodies its own story and mirrors the city and the times. The Lee monument expressed the bereavement of veterans and a desire to reconcile with the North, though strictly on their own terms. The Davis monument articulated the will of the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association to solidify the Lost Cause and Southern patriotism. The Beauregard Monument honored a local hero, but also symbolized the waning of French New Orleans and rising Americanization. The Liberty Monument, throughout its history, represented white supremacy and the cruel hypocrisy of celebrating a past that never existed. While the book is a narrative of the rise and fall of the four monuments, it is also about a city engaging history. Gill and Hunter contextualize these statues rather than polarize, interviewing people who are on both sides including citizens, academics, public intellectuals, and former mayor Mitch Landrieu. Using the statues as a lens, the authors construct a compelling narrative that provides a larger cultural history of the city.
My ichor had touched hers and accelerated around the rim, causing that circuit to shine bright green as well. ... "I knew you were a lost cause.
Author: Christopher Nelson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
When a half-human, half-demon is forced into a contract with an amateur demon hunter, he finds her goal of revenge is the least of his problems. Isaiah Bright's contract places him at the center of a conspiracy to destroy the Gates of Purgatory - a conspiracy that may end the uneasy peace between the Infernal Host and Angelic Choir. Is the power of a halfblood all that stands in the way of another Celestial War?
The fact that she didn't have a mother anymore and her demonic father was kind of a lost cause didn't mean that Bo couldn't have any family other than their ...
Author: Jennifer Loiske
Shannon McLean had come a long way since she lost her mother. A while ago she'd thought she was alone in the world, a plain Jane with no place to go. Now she knew better. Suddenly she was surrounded by relatives: a crazy talented twin brother, Ian, who literally held the keys to magic in his hands; a demonic father, Connor, who had paid a high price for a one-way ticket to hell; and a wannabe big brother, Simon, who was not only half demon but also a hit man of some sort; and herself ... so not a plain Jane but a witch with ancient spells tingling on her fingertips. Oh, and if that were not enough of a burden for a thirteen-year-old girl, her father had sent her to London on an impossible quest. No matter what she did, or who tried to help her, she kept failing time and time again, and time was not something she had. If she ever intended to save her father from becoming the next king of hell, she had to act fast and do the impossible. After all, every witch knows the hard truth: demons cannot be saved.
Moody, Demon of the Lost Cause, 13–14. 26. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom, 293–95. 27. Cited in Edward Conrad Smith, The Borderland in the Civil War ...
Author: Robert L. O'Connell
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape—and the American character. America’s first “celebrity” general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some were exalted in the public eye, others known only to his intimates. In this bold, revisionist portrait, Robert L. O’Connell captures the man in full for the first time. From his early exploits in Florida, through his brilliant but tempestuous generalship during the Civil War, to his postwar career as a key player in the building of the transcontinental railroad, Sherman was, as O’Connell puts it, the “human embodiment of Manifest Destiny.” Here is Sherman the military strategist, a master of logistics with an uncanny grasp of terrain and brilliant sense of timing. Then there is “Uncle Billy,” Sherman’s public persona, a charismatic hero to his troops and quotable catnip to the newspaper writers of his day. Here, too, is the private Sherman, whose appetite for women, parties, and the high life of the New York theater complicated his already turbulent marriage. Warrior, family man, American icon, William Tecumseh Sherman has finally found a biographer worthy of his protean gifts. A masterful character study whose myriad insights are leavened with its author’s trademark wit, Fierce Patriot will stand as the essential book on Sherman for decades to come. Praise for Fierce Patriot “A superb examination of the many facets of the iconic Union general.”—General David Petraeus “Sherman’s standing in American history is formidable. . . . It is hard to imagine any other biography capturing it all in such a concise and enlightening fashion.”—National Review “A sharply drawn and propulsive march through the tortured psyche of the man.”—The Wall Street Journal “[O’Connell’s] narrative of the March to the Sea is perhaps the best I have ever read.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post “A surprising, clever, wise, and powerful book.”—Evan Thomas, author of Ike’s Bluff
Wesley Moody, Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011), 22–34. 32. Moody, Demon of the Lost ...
Author: Mark David Hall
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
America and the Just War Tradition examines and evaluates each of America’s major wars from a just war perspective. Using moral analysis that is anchored in the just war tradition, the contributors provide careful historical analysis evaluating individual conflicts. Each chapter explores the causes of a particular war, the degree to which the justice of the conflict was a subject of debate at the time, and the extent to which the war measured up to traditional ad bellum and in bello criteria. Where appropriate, contributors offer post bellum considerations, insofar as justice is concerned with helping to offer a better peace and end result than what had existed prior to the conflict. This fascinating exploration offers policy guidance for the use of force in the world today, and will be of keen interest to historians, political scientists, philosophers, and theologians, as well as policy makers and the general reading public. Contributors: J. Daryl Charles, Darrell Cole, Timothy J. Demy, Jonathan H. Ebel, Laura Jane Gifford, Mark David Hall, Jonathan Den Hartog, Daniel Walker Howe, Kerry E. Irish, James Turner Johnson, Gregory R. Jones, Mackubin Thomas Owens, John D. Roche, and Rouven Steeves
He became a little more respectful later, but eventually, even Aodh realised that he was a lost cause. So where the next dozen or so demons that came into ...
Author: Skye MacKinnon
Publisher: Peryton Press
Gone. Dead. Aodh is dead. My man, my beautiful man. Who pulled me from the darkness and gave me a chance of a life in the light. Now he's gone. And with him, all the goodness in me has left. I'm going to have my revenge. The world is going to burn. This is a short Daughter of Winter spin-off, taking place between Winter Princess and Winter Heiress. It can be read as a stand-alone, but to fully immerse yourself in this world, I'd recommend reading Winter Princess first before reading this story. Or maybe after, if you like the characters in Demon's Revenge.
I am a lost cause. Brother Wilhelm said it for over a decade before his death. He was right. You did a better job putting this lost cause on the true path ...
Author: Kristin Stefanos
"It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything." -Rainer Maria Rilke Alexandra Drakis lives in a vicious and uncertain world. After all, being the personal food supply to the sadistic vampire king is bound to present a few challenges. But no matter how much she tries not even the reigning queen of calamity can control and predict everything. Every once in awhile the universe decides it's time to test the mettle of sanguinem and vampires alike. To remind everyone of the eternal truth: creation is a leap into the unknown with the potential for untold joy or unspeakable destruction. Too bad the outcome remains unforeseen until it's far too late.
They had lost all hope, not just for success against the demons, but even survival. It had been a lost cause from the very start. The demon cackled loudly ...
Author: Matilda Raj
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Minabell and her friends undertake risky travels in different worlds of the universe. They seek solutions in their quest to defeat demons called asuras who plan to conquer the universe. They visit these worlds through a magical set of Kristym Tarot cards. In each world, there is an adventure, from the World of Answers, World of Shape-shifting, and the World of the Churning Lake. In each world, they meet interesting characters. They must eventually stop the evil asuras from gaining the favour of the lord of the Churning Lake. The lord of the Churning Lake could grant the asuras the nectar of immortality and make them an invincible race. Will Minabell and her friends be able to avert this great catastrophe? . . . Read to find out.
In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915.
Author: Joe Coker
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
In the late 1800s, Southern evangelicals believed contemporary troubles—everything from poverty to political corruption to violence between African Americans and whites—sprang from the bottles of “demon rum” regularly consumed in the South. Though temperance quickly gained support in the antebellum North, Southerners cast a skeptical eye on the movement, because of its ties with antislavery efforts. Postwar evangelicals quickly realized they had to make temperance appealing to the South by transforming the Yankee moral reform movement into something compatible with southern values and culture. In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915. Though their denominations traditionally forbade the preaching of politics from the pulpit, an outgrowth of evangelical fervor led ministers and their congregations to sound the call for prohibition. Determined to save the South from the evils of alcohol, they played on southern cultural attitudes about politics, race, women, and honor to communicate their message. The evangelicals were successful in their approach, negotiating such political obstacles as public disapproval the church’s role in politics and vehement opposition to prohibition voiced by Jefferson Davis. The evangelical community successfully convinced the public that cheap liquor in the hands of African American “beasts” and drunkard husbands posed a serious threat to white women. Eventually, the code of honor that depended upon alcohol-centered hospitality and camaraderie was redefined to favor those who lived as Christians and supported the prohibition movement. Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause is the first comprehensive survey of temperance in the South. By tailoring the prohibition message to the unique context of the American South, southern evangelicals transformed the region into a hotbed of temperance activity, leading the national prohibition movement.
... was a lost cause. All the demon wanted to do was escape. Nathan had quite a large frame for a man, the demon crawler towered over him, swinging wildly ...
Author: Frank Hill Miranda
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This was a time . . . Before History Before Man knew of the value or meaning Of God First came the Angels . . . It was their world to rule and reign Almost gods themselves In a world That had almost forgotten the . . . Warrior Angel Known as Nathaniel . . . the fourth . . . Arcangel And all the angels were Warriors Elite, the perfect creations of God. Whether they had evolved as far as they were able Man, will never know In their time, Heaven had never known dissention or disobedience until Heaven . . . found that day It was the day that man was created in the image of his Creator, as wellas in the likeness of Angels. Man was born to be. Innocent of all that was created before him, but lesser than the angels, man was granted the protection of his angel brothers as teachers and guides from the moment of man's birth Perhaps it was jealousy that created the events that followed, that sided angel against angel until Lucifer, the greatest of all angels, and once the crest of the Arc himself, led the revolt against the decision of their Creator His vow was to destroy the very heart of man's purity; thereby proving his lesser worth, for no angel shall bow to the wishes of man. Even though Man's spirit was blessed to one day, stand alongside the very throne of all creation and beside His only Son, The Christ. This was the time that shaped Man's fate until the time of Man's birth, when he would be delivered by the Love of Christ Himself. Fore the infant soul of man had been gifted with the very light, essence of the Creator . . . Himself It was a gift, not considered when the angels themselves, were created eons before. However, this was a new time and a new beginning. Man, was blessed to be the inheritor of all creation and considered to be of soul and spirit in rebirth to a new age, in a new world, and more importantly . . . in anew vision, a reflection of the Creator Himself . . . so had begun. Born without the powers of complete knowledge, as his angel brothers, man was still given freedom of will, to choose for himself, his own destiny, and therefore too granted the power to procreate, and grow within himself, to find his own reasons to be.
Yet I wonder if this is true for everyone, or am I am the rare exception; a lost cause.... Did I take all of the numbers too seriously, causing myself to ...
Author: Danah Khalil
Publisher: Second Story Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Danah's eating disorder has a personality -- it's a demon she calls Ed, the voice in her head that undermines her self-esteem and her perception of the world. How can she explain that even when she tries to develop healthier eating habits, there is a demon wriggling inside her mind, determining her every step? The eighteen-year-old author of this novel for teens brings her own journal entries to life, revealing the mental anguish of a teen suffering with anorexia and the terrifying grip the disorder holds on her.
She refused to spend the rest of it on another lost cause, no matter how much she owed him. But she could thank God he was alive. She'd allow herself that.
Author: Meljean Brook
In his thirst for revenge, the vampire Deacon has betrayed the demon-fighting Guardians. But Rosalia is in love with him and willing to fight by his side—even if she has to stand against her fellow Guardians to save him. Watch a Video
"He's a lost cause—“ The man shot up from the ground and launched himself at Selissa. The force knocked her off her feet and they both tumbled to the ground ...
Author: Michelle Louring
Publisher: Michelle Louring
Selissa never considered herself a mercenary, but life has other plans. The clergy sends her to stop an unseen enemy, a killer responsible for a series of mysterious deaths, and everything goes smoothly until she crosses paths with the assassin Ardeth. As the events unfold before her, Selissa suspects that there are some things the clergy wasn’t telling her… - Demon's Dance is a short story in the Angel's Voice Series, but works as a stand-alone story. It takes place between Silent Sound and Quiet Whisper.
“You get considered a lost cause, and they send you to this facility, it's like a mental institution where they pretty much give you shock therapy to try to ...
Author: A. R. Faucheaux
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Book description Sylphs Demon is the story of boy who is given the powers of the universe and is sent on a quest to find a traitor inside the protectors of all life in the galaxy, but he is being overpowered by a demon with-in. He struggles to keep this evil at bay, as he tries to insure that his last action is an honorable one.