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Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory

Anne Sarah Rubin

Abstract

Sherman's March across Georgia and the Carolinas is among the most symbolically potent events of the Civil War. Over time, the March has come to represent devastation and destruction, war against civilians, and the Civil War in microcosm. This book uncovers and unpacks stories and myths about the March from a wide variety of sources, including stories from African Americans, women, Union soldiers, Confederates, and even Sherman himself. Drawing on evidence from various media, including travel accounts, memoirs, literature, films, and newspapers, the book uses the competing and contradictory st ... More

Keywords: Sherman's March, Civil War, Union, Confederates, George Bernard, Gone with the Wind, The March

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469617770
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617770.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Sarah Rubin, author
University of Maryland, Baltimore County