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Thesis (open access)
Dr. Joe Pellegrino
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind is usually considered a sympathetic portrayal of the suffering and deprivation endured by Southerners during the Civil War. I argue the opposite, that Mitchell is subverting the Southern Myth of the Lost Cause, exposing it as hollow and ultimately self-defeating.
Hall, Caitlin, "Gone with the Wind and The Lost Cause" (2019). Honors College Theses. 407.