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The visible Confederacy : images and objects in the Civil War South / Ross A. Brooks.

Author/creator Brooks, Ross A. (Ross Andrew), 1958- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
Descriptionx, 331 pages ; 27 cm
Contents Iconography of the Confederate government -- Nativism and depictions of race -- The southern defense of slavery -- Manufacturing and southern autonomy -- The photographic and graphic print industries -- The meanings of Confederate military clothing -- Visualizing the war for the people -- Representations of womanhood -- Picturing hierarchies of manhood.
Abstract "The Visible Confederacy is a comprehensive analysis of the commercially and government-generated visual and material culture of the Confederate States of America. While historians have mainly studied Confederate identity through printed texts, this book shows that Confederates also built and shared a sense of who they were through other media: theatrical performances, military clothing, manufactured goods, and an assortment of other material. Examining previously understudied and often unpublished visual and documentary sources, Ross A. Brooks provides new perspectives on Confederates' sense of identity and ideas about race, gender, and independence, as well as how those conceptions united and divided them"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019018885
ISBN0807171964 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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