Race, Gender, and Confederate Nationalism

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Title

Race, Gender, and Confederate Nationalism

Creator

Drew Faust

Description

In “Race, Gender, and Confederate Nationalism” (1989), Drew Gilpin Faust, professor in the History Department at Harvard University, interprets William D. Washington’s The Burial of Latané (1864) in its historical context. Washington, a Virginia artist, completed the painting of the burial of a young Confederate lieutenant late in the war as weariness and disaffection spread among many Confederates, both soldiers and civilians. Faust highlights the importance of the homefront in Confederate nationalism specifically and the Confederate war effort generally. Read the essay.

Source

Drew Gilpin Faust, “Race, Gender, and Confederate Nationalism: William D. Washington’s Burial of Latané,” Southern Review 25, no. 2 (Spring 1989): 297-307.

Date

1989