Leisure Lifestyle and Well Being fall 2009

Leisure Lifestyle and Well Being fall 2009 - The Lost Cause...

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The Lost Cause (Lecture 2) I. Robert E. Lee and His Disciples (Jubal Early, Fitzhugh Lee, Reverend J. William Jones, Charles Marshall, Walter Taylor, John B. Gordon) **** A. Lee i. Premier military and religious character ii. Any society that made a man of such amazing character must be right a. North’s success in Civil War did not prove its moral character because good causes often lose b. Lee = righteous loser Lee was a foe without hate, friend without treachery, soldier without vices, man without guilt c. Wondered why G-d had let the South and Lee lose the Civil War iii. Meeting of ex-Confederates – “Lee was as faultless as a saint” iv. Noblest type of manhood that we could produce v. Became a Christ symbol a. Writers turned to him as the better man who lost vi. Refused command of Union army because Virginia seceded a. Compared with Christ’s temptations with Satan vii. President of Washington College in postwar career a. Could have had better career because many businesses wanted his name – compared with Christ viii. Had a place in his heart for children and animals ix. Very forgiving x. Died in 1870 of fatal heart attack B. Lee’s Disciples i. Historical literature focus fell on disciples a. Used idea that Lee may have been outnumbered but never defeated ii. Organized effort to enhance Lee’s reputation
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2009 for the course RLS 2388 taught by Professor Farris during the Spring '09 term at Baylor.

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