1. Why and how was Lowry's story a reflection of the Confederacy's inability to create a cohesive and unified national front? (The Creation of Confederate Nationalism)
2. How does Lowry demonstrate a lingering tension between Northern and Southern cultures following the war's end?
3. Would Lowry have become such a national figure if he had been active in the North?
4. What does the story of Lowry, and the ways in which he was portrayed, show that little had been done repairing the relations between North and South?