I have been asked this several times yesterday and today by history buffs, pastors, and general readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home. If you could assign one or two books to someone who does not know much about the “Lost Cause,” what would you recommend?
Let me get us started with:
Garry Gallagher, ed. The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
Charles Wilson, Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920]
James Louwen and Edward Sebasta, The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The Great Truth About the “Lost Cause.” (This is mostly primary documents)
David Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory