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Your Heritage Will Still RemainRacial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause$
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Michael J. Goleman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496812049

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.001.0001

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(p.3) Introduction
Your Heritage Will Still Remain

Michael J. Goleman

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter outlines how social identity is formed by groups as a means to create a positive social construct of themselves. Mississippians, white and black, during the sectional conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction, fashioned new social identities as external events fractured and threatened the status quo. The resultant group identity culminated in a white social identity encapsulated in the Lost Cause that celebrated their American and Confederate heritage.

Keywords:   Lost Cause, White social identity, Black social identity, American heritage, Confederate heritage

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