Then I'd like to know what the textbooks base that on, because again, I've read Pollard's "The Lost Cause" and did not see any of the commonly accepted tenets of the Lost Cause school of history in that book. He contributed the title and nothing more, which is not what I expected when I read it. I figured I'd see the genesis of the Lost Cause, but no such luck.The first time ‘The Lost Cause’ appears in print was Pollard’s book in 1866. As any historiography will reveal, Pollard was the genesis of both the concept of the lost cause & the springboard for all the counter factual pseudo-history that followed. All of this is straight from the textbooks.