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The Resource Robert E. Lee in war and peace : the photographic history of a Confederate and American icon, Donald A. Hopkins

Robert E. Lee in war and peace : the photographic history of a Confederate and American icon, Donald A. Hopkins

Label
Robert E. Lee in war and peace : the photographic history of a Confederate and American icon
Title
Robert E. Lee in war and peace
Title remainder
the photographic history of a Confederate and American icon
Statement of responsibility
Donald A. Hopkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert E. Lee is well known as a Confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of America s most famous sons. It has been almost seven decades since anyone has attempted a serious study of Lee in photographs, and with Don Hopkins s painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated Robert E. Lee in War and Peace, the wait is finally over. Dr. Hopkins, a Mississippi surgeon and lifelong student of the Civil War and Southern history with a recent interest in Robert E. Lee s from life photographs, scoured manuscript repositories and private collections across the country to locate every known Lee image (61 in all) in existence today. The detailed text accompanying these images provides a sweeping history of Lee s life and a compelling discussion of antique photography, with biographical sketches of all of Lee s known photographers. The importance of information within the photographer s imprint or backmark is emphasized throughout the book. Hopkins offers a substantial amount of previously unknown information about these images, how each came to be, and the mistakes in fact and attribution other authors and writers have made describing photographs of Lee to the reading public. Many of the images in this book are being published for the first time. In addition to a few rare photographs and formats that were uncovered during the research phase of Robert E. Lee in War and Peace, the author offers for the first time definitive and conclusive attribution of the identity of the photographer of the well-known Lee in the field images, and reproduces a startling imperial-size photograph of Lee made by Alexander Gardner of Washington, D.C.--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hopkins, Donald A.
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Confederate States of America
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
Robert E. Lee in war and peace : the photographic history of a Confederate and American icon, Donald A. Hopkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Ch. 1. Antebellum photographs of Robert E. Lee -- Ch. 2. Civil War period photography -- Ch. 3. Robert E. Lee's wartime photographers -- Ch. 4. General Lee as he never was -- Ch. 5. A General steps forward -- Ch. 6. In all his martial splendor -- Ch. 7. Wartime original "From life" images of R.E. Lee -- Ch. 8. Robert E. Lee's postwar photographers -- Ch. 9. A warrior transformed -- Ch. 10. The General mounts up -- Ch. 11. Lee the academician -- Ch. 12. A champion for unity, both North and South -- Ch. 13. The final years -- Ch. 14. Mysteries of time and place -- Ch. 15. The legend lives on -- App. A. Evolution of the daguerreotype portrait -- App. B. A family resemblance -- App. C. The bazaar at Liverpool -- App. D. Lee in profile -- App. E. Prints from photographs -- App. F. An interview with author Donald A. Hopkins -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
ocn807024404
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9781611211207
Lccn
2013003600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021475789
  • (OCoLC)807024404
Label
Robert E. Lee in war and peace : the photographic history of a Confederate and American icon, Donald A. Hopkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Ch. 1. Antebellum photographs of Robert E. Lee -- Ch. 2. Civil War period photography -- Ch. 3. Robert E. Lee's wartime photographers -- Ch. 4. General Lee as he never was -- Ch. 5. A General steps forward -- Ch. 6. In all his martial splendor -- Ch. 7. Wartime original "From life" images of R.E. Lee -- Ch. 8. Robert E. Lee's postwar photographers -- Ch. 9. A warrior transformed -- Ch. 10. The General mounts up -- Ch. 11. Lee the academician -- Ch. 12. A champion for unity, both North and South -- Ch. 13. The final years -- Ch. 14. Mysteries of time and place -- Ch. 15. The legend lives on -- App. A. Evolution of the daguerreotype portrait -- App. B. A family resemblance -- App. C. The bazaar at Liverpool -- App. D. Lee in profile -- App. E. Prints from photographs -- App. F. An interview with author Donald A. Hopkins -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
ocn807024404
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9781611211207
Lccn
2013003600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021475789
  • (OCoLC)807024404

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