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- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.95
In this book Durrill describes in graphic detail the disintegration, during the Civil War, of Southern plantation society in a North Carolina coastal county. He details struggles among planters, slaves, yeoman farmers, and landless white laborers, as well as a guerrilla war and a clash between two armies that, in the end, destroyed all that remained... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99
"We thought we'd break those chains at last," sang the slaves, hoping such spirituals would sustain them until the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was gone forever. During the Civil War, blacks served in the Union army and navy (although some fought for the South) and in Union-controlled camps, which harbored fleeing slaves. Not all slaves escaped,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 37.99
Providing a close study of the home front in the Confederacy, William Blair offers a significant contribution to our understanding of the Confederate defeat. He challenges the dominant assumption that internal stresses and conflicts, particularly in reference to class and race, undermined the Confederacy. Rather, he shows that for most of the South... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night , combines two winning topics ? Christmas and the Civil War ? in General Sherman?s Christmas , new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman?s Christmas includes the voices... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 15.16
Presents research on how Texans experienced Civil war. This book takes you from the battlefront to the home front, ranging from inside the walls of a Confederate prison to inside the homes of women and children left to fend for themselves while their husbands and fathers were away on distant battlefields. more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Of all the states in the Confederacy, Tennessee was the most sectionally divided. East Tennesseans opposed secession at the ballot box in 1861, petitioned unsuccessfully for separate statehood, resisted the Confederate government, enlisted in Union militias, elected U.S. congressmen, and fled as refugees into Kentucky. These refugees formed Tennessee?s... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95
The 11th Missouri Infantry distinguished itself as just the type of regiment the Union needed in the Civil War. Hard as nails and loyal to a fault, the men of the "Eagle Brigade" would follow their commanders "into hell if they ordered." They battled two Confederate regiments at Iuka, turned the tide at Battery Robinett at Corinth,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted. As one of the few railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy. Consequently, its route became a fiercely contested corridor of fire and blood. This history recounts the numerous military events along... more...
- Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99
Canada was young. Twenty thousand underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at seventeen, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home front: of harvesting, training horses, and the price of hogs. His letters rested ninety-five years in a shoebox decorated by his mother. more...