Nearly there: Daniel Harvey Hill, proponent and target of the Lost Cause Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Erslev, Brit Kimberly
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History
  • The life of Confederate Major General Daniel Harvey Hill (1821-1889) provides an ideal lens through which to explore the themes of honor, duty, southern identity and Civil War historical memory. A South Carolina native and product of the first formal American military educational institution at West Point, Hill combined a professional outlook with a belief in a superior Southern martial ethos and masculine duty to family and country. He was a born fighter with an irritable personality who incited controversy during his military and civilian careers. As a proponent and target of the Lost Cause, Hill actively shaped this civil religion while in the process nearly undermining his own efforts. By exploring the fluid and intertwined constructs of honor, duty, identity, and memory in one man's experience, this dissertation will illuminate the complexity of southern attitudes before, during, and after the Civil War, and question generalizations regarding Confederate veterans' approach to Lost Cause ideology.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of History."
  • Glatthaar, Joseph
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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