Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory

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Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory

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Description

Historians' attempts to understand legendary Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson have been uneven at best and often contentious. As an occasionally eccentric and elusive college professor before the Civil War, Jackson died midway through the conflict, leaving behind no memoirs and relatively few surviving letters or documents. In Inventing Stonewall Jackson, Wallace Hettle offers an innovative and distinctive approach to interpreting the famed general by examining the lives and agendas of those authors who shaped our current understanding Stonewall.

Keywords

Jackson, Stonewall, -- 1824-1863, Generals -- United States -- Biography, Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780807137819

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Louisiana State University Press

City

Baton Rouge

Department

Department of History

Object Description

xi, 200 p. ; 23 cm.

Language

EN

Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory

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