Winner of the Richard Slatten Award
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Douglas Southall Freeman, perhaps more than any other writer in the first half of the twentieth century, helped shape and sustain a collective identity for white southerners. A journalist, lecturer, radio broadcaster, and teacher of renown, Freeman wrote and spoke on themes related to southern memory throughout his life.
Praise for Sustaining Southern Identity
"Scholars of southern intellectual history will find Dickson's study an insightful probe into the mind of one of the Confederacy's most intelligent and eloquent defenders."—Journal of American History
“I cannot think of a better subject for the study of southern identity and memory than Douglas Southall Freeman. In sum, this is an excellent addition to the Making the Modern South series that successfully examines the search for southern identity through the lens of biography.”—Civil War History
“The reader is treated to Freeman's contemporary comments and Dickson's discerning interpretation. The result is a captivating lens through which to consider both Freeman's words and the sentiments that prompted them.”—Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
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