By Thomas Lawrence Connelly
More than a century after Appomattox, the Civil struggle and the belief of the "Lost reason" stay on the middle of the southern brain. God and normal Longstreet strains the endurance and the transformation of the misplaced reason from the 1st iteration of former Confederates to more moderen instances, while the misplaced reason has endured to suffer within the dedication of southerners to their nearby culture.
Southern writers from the accomplice interval throughout the southern renascence and into the Nineteen Seventies fostered the misplaced reason, developing a picture of the South that was once right away romantic and tragic. via interpreting the paintings of those writers, Thomas Connelly and Barbara Bellows clarify why the state embraced this picture and description the evolution of the misplaced reason mentality from its origins within the South's hand over to its function in a century�long nationwide expression of defeat that prolonged from 1865 in the course of the Vietnam struggle. As Connelly and Bellows reveal, the misplaced reason used to be a awareness of mortality in an American global striving for perfection, an admission of failure juxtaposed opposed to a countrywide religion in success.