Sherman's March in Myth and Memory examines William Tecumseh Sherman's treatment in the press, among historians, on stage and screen, and in literature, from the time of the March to the present day. The authors show us the many ways in which Sherman has been portrayed in the media and popular culture, and how his devastating March has been stamped into our collective memory.
Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown are professors of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee. They are co-authors of The Myth of Nathan Bedford Forrest (2005) and The Mosby Myth: A Confederate Hero in Life and Legend (2002). Caudill is author of Darwinian Myths: The Legends and Misuses of a Theory (1997) and co-author of The Scopes Trial: A Photographic History (2000). Ashdown is editor of James Agee: Selected Journalism (1985, 2004) and author of A Cold Mountain Companion (2004).
Chapter 1; Sherman Chapter 2: Industrial Strength Sherman: the Man, the Idea, the Myth Chapter 3: Sherman Among the Historians Chapter 4: Still Marching: Sherman in Literature Chapter 5: Long Remember: Sherman on Stage and Screen, in Song and Poetry Chapter 6: In Sherman's Tracks Chapter 7: The March and Its Myth