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The Civil War/ American Homer: A Narrative (Modern Library)

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a b Renda, Lex (August 26, 1996). "Review of Toplin, Robert Brent, ed., Ken Burns's The Civil War: Historians Respond". H-net.org. H-CivWar, H-Review . Retrieved October 26, 2021. In 2013, the Sons of Confederate Veterans used Foote's presentation of Nathan Bedford Forrest as a "humane slave holder" to protest against the removal of his statue in Memphis. Foote had argued that Forrest "avoided splitting up families or selling [slaves] to cruel plantation owners." [71] Shelby Foote historical marker, Greenville, Mississippi (2019) To Mr. Foote, the project became akin to "swallowing a cannonball" as he researched and wrote and struggled through his Civil War books for exciting details. During this period, he held author-in-residence positions at the Arena Stage in Washington, the University of Virginia and Hollins College in Roanoke. MWP Writer News (June 28, 2005): Shelby Foote dies at 88". Olemiss.edu. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013 . Retrieved July 16, 2018. In 1993, Richard N. Current argued that Foote too often depended on a single, unsupported source for lifelike details, but "probably is as accurate as most historians... Foote's monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind." [70]

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a b Zeitz, Joshua Michael "Rebel redemption redux" Dissent; Philadelphia Vol. 48, Iss. 1, (Winter 2001): 70-77.

James I. Robertson Jr. "The Civil War: A Narrative (review)" Civil War History, Volume 21, Number 2, June 1975, pp. 172-175 Shelby Foote on William Faulkner, May 2, 2002, on American Writers: A Journey Through History, C-SPAN Shelby Foote (1989). Conversations with Shelby Foote. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp.37, 46. ISBN 978-0-87805-386-5. After finishing September, September, Foote resumed work on Two Gates to the City, the novel he had set aside in 1954 to write the Civil War trilogy. The work still gave him trouble and he set it aside once more, in the summer of 1978, to write "Echoes of Shiloh," an article for National Geographic Magazine. By 1981, he had given up on Two Gates altogether, though he told interviewers for years afterward that he continued to work on it. [13] He served on the Naval Academy Advisory Board in the 1980s. [50] Meachem, Jon, ed., American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote and his Classic The Civil War: A Narrative (Modern Library 2011) table of contents

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Foote campaigned in the 2001 referendum on the Flag of Mississippi, arguing against a proposal which would have replaced the Confederate battle flag with a blue canton with 20 stars. [64] Foote rejected the Confederate flag's association with white supremacy and argued "I’m for the Confederate flag always and forever. Many among the finest people this country has ever produced died in that war. To take it and call it a symbol of evil is a misrepresentation." [65] Panabaker, James. Shelby Foote and the Art of History: Two Gates to the City (Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2004) The trouble begins with the documentary’s star: Shelby Foote is a southern novelist with a down-home drawl, a gift for storytelling, and a very troubling version of the events of 1861 to 1865. Foote’s account of the Civil War has very little to do with slavery. He argues the war began “because we failed to do the thing we really have a genius for, which is compromise,” and that southerners were merely fighting to defend themselves against the northern aggressor. Foote’s unabashed admiration for the men who led the Confederacy is clear: Robert E. Lee is a “warm, outgoing man” who “always had time for any private soldier’s complaint,” Confederacy president Jefferson Davis “an outgoing, friendly man; a great family man, loved his wife and children; an infinite store of compassion.” [2]Mitchell, Douglas. "'The Conflict Is behind Me Now': Shelby Foote Writes the Civil War." The Southern Literary Journal, vol. 36, no. 1, 2003, 25 Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War, as thousands of Americans apparently do, will go through this volume with pleasure.... Years from now, Foote's monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind." — New York Herald Tribune Book Review The Civil War: A Narrative, Gettysburg to Draft Riots (40th Anniversaryed.). Alexandria, VA: Time-Life. 1999. ISBN 0-7835-0106-4.

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Timothy S. Huebner, Madeleine M. McGrady. "Shelby Foote, Memphis, and the Civil War in American Memory". pp. 15–16 Personal". Daily Public Ledger. June 9, 1903 . Retrieved March 20, 2021. John Dennis, a Negro, attempted an assault on a white woman near Greenville, Miss., June 2d, and was lynched June 4th. The other, the southern, Lost Cause perspective, rightly says the south were fighting against enormous odds and an unstoppable North, but also puts a stamp of nobility on it. As if defending a slave system can ever be noble. Most importantly, Mr. Foote should have gotten a few more hours of tutoring on basic military art. A stronger reader than I might take on the assignment of counting what seemed like a reuse of "Cannae" hundreds of times during the trilogy.a b c Sharrett, Christopher. “Reconciliation and the Politics of Forgetting: Notes on Civil War Documentaries.” Cinéaste, vol. 36, no. 4, 2011, pp. 27 Mr. Foote said he had an avowed preference for the South during the Civil War, and his perspectives on the South proved controversial. He was a man of conscience who was repulsed by racial segregation but also admired those who fought for the Confederacy under the banner of "states' rights" -- a slogan often usurped by racists during the civil rights era. This magisterial work is the best book that I've read on the Civil War. Incredibly well researched, but if you're looking for something with a lot of footnotes for your own work or research, this isn't it; however, if you're an American history buff or simply a fan of good writing, you should read these books. It’s also the most homoerotic thing I’ve read in a long time. Real talk. Every other sentence was like; ‘Lee penetrated deep into Johnson’s rear and exploded’. Our current state of affairs begs the question, how many more populist uprisings are we to endure before we shed the scaled husk of tribalism and embrace a more enlightened way.

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