By Thomas Lawrence Connelly
More than a century after Appomattox, the Civil struggle and the belief of the "Lost reason" stay on the heart of the southern brain. God and common Longstreet strains the endurance and the transformation of the misplaced reason from the 1st iteration of former Confederates to more moderen occasions, while the misplaced reason has persisted to suffer within the dedication of southerners to their nearby culture.
Southern writers from the accomplice interval during the southern renascence and into the Nineteen Seventies fostered the misplaced reason, growing a picture of the South that used to be right away romantic and tragic. through interpreting the paintings of those writers, Thomas Connelly and Barbara Bellows clarify why the state embraced this photograph and description the evolution of the misplaced reason mentality from its origins within the South's quit to its function in a century�long nationwide expression of defeat that prolonged from 1865 during the Vietnam warfare. As Connelly and Bellows reveal, the misplaced reason was once a attention of mortality in an American international striving for perfection, an admission of failure juxtaposed opposed to a countrywide religion in success.