The history of the American South has been influenced by the identity of Southerners in gendered, regional and racial terms. Their identity created a spiritual connection to the antebellum past that can be best described as "civil religion." Organizations like the United Daughters of the Confederacy worked to spread civil religion. Celebration rituals like Confederate Memorial Day were its visual incarnations.
Previous literature has addressed the prevalence of antebellum and Confederate nostalgia, yet has not done so in terms of the civil religious model. The role of identity as the primary motivating factor has received little mention. While the UDC and Confederate Memorial Day have been mentioned in a myriad of works, they have not received attention in the form of a case study to highlight the role of identity in Southern life.
|School:||University of Missouri - Kansas City|
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religious history, American history|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be