University of North Carolina Press, September 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Like New / Very Good. Item #264460
Sherman's March, cutting a path through Georgia and the Carolinas, is among the most symbolically potent events of the Civil War. In Through the Heart of Dixie, Anne Sarah Rubin uncovers and unpacks stories and myths about the March from a wide variety of sources, including African Americans, women, Union soldiers, Confederates, and even Sherman himself. Drawing her evidence from an array of media, including travel accounts, memoirs, literature, films, and newspapers, Rubin uses the competing and contradictory stories as a lens for examining the ways American thinking about the Civil War have changed over time.
Compiling and analyzing the discordant stories around the March, and considering significant cultural artifacts such as George Barnard's 1866 Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, and E. L. Doctorow's The March, Rubin creates a cohesive narrative that unites seemingly incompatible myths and asserts the metaphorical importance of Sherman's March to Americans' memory of the Civil War. The book is enhanced by a digital history project, which can be found at shermansmarch.org. .
Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory Octavo in very good plus dustjacket. Beige cloth covered boards with stamped blue lettering along spine. Clean, sound, without markings. Signed & dated: 'Anne Sarah Rubin, 9-23-14, Atlanta, GA' on title page. Complete number line on copyright page. [300 pp.]