"Victorian Confederate Poetry: The Southern Cause in Verse 1861-1901"
By Lochlainn Seabrook
Paperback - 578 pages - Beautifully illustrated
In his one-of-a-kind work, Lochlainn Seabrook brings these suppressed and forgotten Southern compositions back to life. The nearly 400 poems he has carefully selected embody a wide spectrum of writing, thought, and emotion, covering the universal themes of war, patriotism, courage, honor, duty, heritage, family, faith, loss, and death.
Among the poets are numerous Confederate soldiers and officers, hundreds of Southern civilians, several South-loving foreigners, and even a handful of respectful Yankees. Both men and women, children and seniors, are represented.
For aficionados of Victorian, Southern, and Confederate verse, Colonel Seabrook has included the South’s most important and favorite poets, among them: William Gilmore Simms, Sidney Lanier, Catherine Anne Warfield, Thomas Nelson Page, Olive Tully Thomas, James Ryder Randall, John Reuben Thompson, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Henry Timrod, Jane T. H. Cross, Abram Joseph Ryan, Annie Chambers Ketchum, Francis Orray Ticknor, John Esten Cooke, and, of course, “the poet laureate of the South,” Paul Hamilton Hayne.
The moving heartfelt words of these celebrated bards, as well as many other lesser known poets, expose and utterly demolish the countless Yankee myths, Liberal lies, and Northern fictions that were invented to shame the South, silence critics, and bury the facts surrounding the world’s most misunderstood war.
Read this book and discover the Truth for yourself. Find out why the South seceded, why she fought, why she was ready to sacrifice everything for the principle of constitutional conservatism - in the actual words of those who lived through it.
Heavily illustrated with authentic 19th-Century images, along with detailed notes and a comprehensive bibliography, Victorian Confederate Poetry is a significant contribution to Southern and Confederate literature, one that is destined to become an American classic.
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