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- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve the remains of Confederate soldiers. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 15.00
An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective. One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut's Diary was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 46.00
In the expansive canon of Civil War memoirs, relatively few accounts from women exist. Among the most engaging and informative of these rare female perspectives is Constance Cary Harrison’s Recollections Grave and Gay , a lively, first-person account of the collapse of the Confederacy by the wife of President Jefferson Davis’s private... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95
The life of Henry Hotze encompasses the history of antebellum Mobile, Confederate military recruitment, Civil War diplomacy and international intrigue, and the development of a Darwinian-based effort to find scientific evidence for differences among human “races.” When civil war broke out in his adopted country, Hotze enthusiastically... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00
Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans--including most history teachers--think the Confederate States seceded for "states' rights." This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 35.00
Paul EscottÕs The Confederacy: The Slaveholders' Failed Venture offers a unique and multifaceted perspective on the United StatesÕ most pivotal and devastating conflict, examining the course of the Civil War from the perspective of the Southern elite class, who were desperate to preserve the Òpeculiar institutionÓ of its slave-based... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 14.99
David Eicher reveals the story of the political conspiracy, discord and dysfunction in Richmond that cost the South the Civil War. He shows how President Jefferson Davis fought not only with the Confederate House and Senate and with State Governers but also with his own vice-president and secretary of state. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 50.00
Exploring life on the Confederate home front, Mobley details the struggle to cope with overwhelming challenges that spared no one-military or civilian, white or black, rich or poor, male or female, native or foreign born. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 23.00
Historians often assert that Confederate nationalism had its origins in pre-Civil War sectional conflict with the North, reached its apex at the start of the war, and then dropped off quickly after the end of hostilities. Anne Sarah Rubin argues instead that white Southerners did not actually begin to formulate a national identity until it became... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99
Many people were elated when Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954, the ruling that struck down state-sponsored racial segregation in America's public schools. Thurgood Marshall, chief attorney for the black families that launched the litigation, exclaimed later, "I was so happy, I was... more...