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The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History
by Gary W. Gallagher (Editor),‎ Alan T. Nolan (Editor)
October 18, 2010

Just now working my way through this. A book combining essays from various authors, each addressing a subset of the Lost Cause Myth. It has been very interesting reading, so far. Here is the publishers blurb:

Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of statesí rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own. Misrepresenting the warís true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. In The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying ways in which it falsifies history―creating a volume that makes a significant contribution to Civil War historiography.


Photos from the past month.

Some of my favorite terrain around here. I've posted shots of this area before, but these are new.
Ochre Cliffs, Rockville, California

Not sure what the story is behind this, but it seems to be a light. Anyway, it's on the Capitol Hill grounds.

Two flag shots:

More images from Arlington National Cemetery

Capturing Lincoln



US Capitol

US Capitol

Selenium Tone

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Has anyone taken their DSLR through airport security recently?

I'm leaving for the East Coast in the morning; I've looked through the TSA and SFO sites, and I'm still a bit confused (no surprises there).

It sounds like they want you to put your camera into a separate bin for scanning, but you aren't allowed to put anything underneath. Does anyone know if the lens can remain attached to the camera body? I'm a bit paranoid about having the lens off of the body, and possibly rolling around inside the bin during inspection; also, having someone manhandle the equipment.

Any answers? I tried calling the TSA office at SFO, but no one picked up.

Thanks in advance.

Pride of Madeira

Pride of Madeira (Echium fastuosum) ...I think...

And a shot of the Golden Gate from the Marin side

When a cardboard box simply won't do...

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When a cardboard box simply won't do...

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