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Confederate States of America

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  • The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Readerby James W. Loewen; Edward H. Sebesta

    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...

  • Refugitta of Richmondby Jr. Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes; S. Kittrell Rushing

    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...

  • Weary of Warby Joe A. Mobley

    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...

  • Dixie Betrayedby David J. Eicher

    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...

  • Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandistby Lonnie A. Burnett

    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...

  • The Confederacyby Paul D. Escott

    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...

  • Tales from Tennessee Lawyersby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 25.00

    Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Tennessee are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist William Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers and judges from throughout the Volunteer State, ranging from stories of a custody battle over a family dog that garnered national media attention... more...

  • Look Away!by William C. Davis

    Free Press 2002; Not Available

    William C. Davis, one of America's best Civil War historians, here offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any that has come before. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented number of archives, Look Away! tells the story of the Confederate States of America not simply as a military saga (although it is that),... more...

  • A Shattered Nationby Anne Sarah Rubin

    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...

  • Southern Families at Warby Catherine Clinton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 49.99

    Whether it was planter patriarchs struggling to maintain authority, or Jewish families coerced by Christian evangelicalism, or wives and mothers left behind to care for slaves and children, the Civil War took a terrible toll. From the bustling sidewalks of Richmond to the parched plains of the Texas frontier, from the rich Alabama black belt to the... more...