Shelby Foote Quotes (Author of The Civil War, Vol. 1)
Shelby Foote Quotations
People want to know why the South is so interested in the Civil War. I had maybe, it's a rough guess, about fifty fistfights in my life. Out of those fifty fistfights, the ones that I had the most vivid memory of were the ones I lost. I think that's one reason why the South remembers the war more than the North does. The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads. People make a grievous error thinking that a list of facts is the truth.
Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. With geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote's life and writing paralleled the radical shift from the agrarian planter system of the Old South to the Civil Rights era of the New South. Shelby Foote Quotations. War Writing Thinking American Author. Shelby Foote Historian. Born in Greenville, MS. Thinking Quotes I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.
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Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases! Follow Author. It would bore me to tears. Whether the event took place in a world now gone to dust, preserved by documents and evaluated by scholarship, or in the imagination, preserved by memory and distilled by the creative process, they both want to tell us how it was: to re-create it, by their separate methods, and make it live again in the world around them. It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads. One of our sins was slavery, another was emancipation.