Why pension?: establishing the reasons for body servant pensions using newspaper and magazine depictions Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • O'Sullivan, Bryna Claire
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History
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  • Between 1888 and 1927, the legislators of former Confederate states began granting pensions to men that had served as body servants in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The action seems illogical given the segregated conditions of the South. This paper explores the question of why pensions were offered. Relying upon newspaper and magazine descriptions of the servants, it suggests that pensions were largely the product of changes in body servant image brought about by the Lost Cause and of the changes in attitudes that followed.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of History."
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  • Williams, Heather Andrea
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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