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Rethinking the Irish in the American SouthBeyond Rounders and Reelers$
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Bryan Albin Giemza

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037986

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037986.001.0001

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Another “Lost Cause”

Another “Lost Cause”

The Irish in the South Remember the Confederacy

(p.162) (p.163) Chapter 8 Another “Lost Cause”
Rethinking the Irish in the American South

David T. Gleeson

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter argues that the Irish part in the southern war effort has probably been exaggerated. However, there is little question that the Irish insinuated themselves into the civic religion of the Lost Cause, thus helping to frame how the regional past would be remembered.

Keywords:   Irish, southern war effort, Lost Cause

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