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The Resource S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate heritage, John A. Simpson

S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate heritage, John A. Simpson

Label
S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate heritage
Title
S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate heritage
Statement of responsibility
John A. Simpson
Title variation
S.A. Cunningham and the Confederate heritage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first full-length biography of Sumner Archibald Cunningham (1843-1913), a central figure of the Lost Cause movement in the post-Civil War South. The focus of John A. Simpson's study is on Cunningham's career as founder, owner, and editor of one of the New South's most influential magazines, the Nashville-based Confederate Veteran
  • Reared on a prosperous farm in middle Tennessee, Cunningham signed on in 1861 at age eighteen, as a private in the 41st Tennessee Infantry. He fought in several battles, was captured, and escaped to fight again. By the end of his enlistment, he had risen to the rank of sergeant-major. Like so many of his peers, Cunningham's pivotal life experience was his Confederate service. The collective trauma of war and defeat, combined with what Cunningham assessed as a personally "inglorious" military record, drove his obsessive involvement in helping to form and then defend the most historically palatable image possible of the Southern cause
  • In 1871, after several moderately successful years as a mercantilist in his hometown of Shelbyville, Tennessee, Cunningham purchased a local newspaper and began his forty-two-year career in journalism. Using his position of high visibility to help raise funds for a monument to Jefferson Davis, Cunningham soon became the fund's general agent. From there he rose to the forefront of the movement to sanctify Confederate veteranhood. At his death in 1913, Cunningham was eulogized across the South for his zealous dedication to the Confederate heritage. His story, which enriches our understanding of the ongoing cultural phenomenon of the Lost Cause, also depicts one man's personal struggle to rationalize his wartime inadequacies during an era of intense mythologizing
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, John A.
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.C93
LC item number
S56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cunningham, Sumner Archibald
  • Journalists
  • Confederate States of America
Label
S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate heritage, John A. Simpson
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780820315706.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reluctant Warrior
  • 6.
  • Year of Decision-1863
  • 7.
  • Hopelessness
  • 8.
  • Going Home
  • 9.
  • Adjusting to Peacetime
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fiasco in Chattanooga
  • 11.
  • Our Day
  • 12.
  • With the Nashville American
  • 13.
  • Associational Ties
  • 14.
  • General Agent Cunningham
  • Family Ties
  • 15.
  • The Confederate Veteran
  • 16.
  • Patron and Critic
  • 17.
  • "Proper Histories"
  • 18.
  • The Confederate Memorial Institute
  • 19.
  • Battle over the Battle Abbey
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Desperate Times
  • 21.
  • Crowning Glories
  • 22.
  • "Having Done What He Could."
  • The Civil War Approaches
  • 3.
  • The Experience Begins
  • 4.
  • Camp Morton
Control code
ocm27813718
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780820315706
Lccn
93009956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27813718
Label
S.A. Cunningham & the Confederate heritage, John A. Simpson
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780820315706.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reluctant Warrior
  • 6.
  • Year of Decision-1863
  • 7.
  • Hopelessness
  • 8.
  • Going Home
  • 9.
  • Adjusting to Peacetime
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fiasco in Chattanooga
  • 11.
  • Our Day
  • 12.
  • With the Nashville American
  • 13.
  • Associational Ties
  • 14.
  • General Agent Cunningham
  • Family Ties
  • 15.
  • The Confederate Veteran
  • 16.
  • Patron and Critic
  • 17.
  • "Proper Histories"
  • 18.
  • The Confederate Memorial Institute
  • 19.
  • Battle over the Battle Abbey
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Desperate Times
  • 21.
  • Crowning Glories
  • 22.
  • "Having Done What He Could."
  • The Civil War Approaches
  • 3.
  • The Experience Begins
  • 4.
  • Camp Morton
Control code
ocm27813718
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780820315706
Lccn
93009956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27813718

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