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dc.contributorPenn State York
dc.contributor.authorGiguere, Joy M.
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.coverage.spatialKentucky
dc.coverage.spatialVirginia
dc.coverage.spatialArlington
dc.coverage.temporalLate 19th century
dc.coverage.temporalEarly 20th century
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-13T03:30:22Z
dc.date.available2016-09-13T03:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-11
dc.identifierGiguere_Bennett_H_Young_and_the_Rhetoric_of_Reconciliation.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/72927
dc.description.abstractServing twice as Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans, and then holding the title of Honorary Commander-in-Chief for Life until his death in 1919, Bennett H. Young was an instrumental figure in expanding the Lost Cause memorialization movement by actively supporting monument projects, attending dedication events, and giving countless orations. Throughout these activities, Young's leadership and visibility vested him with a great deal of authority when it came to shaping the minds of ex-Confederates on issues related to the Lost Cause and white reconciliation. While these two ideals were, and remain today, fundamentally at odds with each other, Young often intertwined them in his speeches, at once exhorting his audiences to revere the cause of the South but to also put to rest old prejudices for the sake of working toward a modern era of peace and prosperity. This paper examines his position as a leader of the Lost Cause movement, with a particular focus on his address delivered at the unveiling of the Confederate Soldiers' Monument at Arlington National Cemetery in 1914.
dc.format.extent10 pages
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Tech
dc.relation.ispartofRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Society
dc.relation.urihttp://veteransinsociety.wordpress.com/
dc.relation.urihttp://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/
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dc.subjectBennett H. Young
dc.subjectUnited Confederate Veterans
dc.subjectUnited Daughters of the Confederacy
dc.subjectArlington National Cemetery
dc.subjectConfederate Soldiers' Monument
dc.subjectLost Cause
dc.subjectReconciliation
dc.subjectViS
dc.subjectVeterans in Society
dc.subjectRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Society
dc.titleBennett H. Young and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation
dc.typePresentation
dc.typePaper
dc.rights.holderGiguere, Joy M.
dc.description.notesPresented at Race and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Society, which took place in Roanoke, VA from November 12-14, 2015.
dc.description.notesConference hosted by the Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, Department of English http://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/
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