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Confederate States of America

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  • Simple Story Of A Soldierby Samuel W. Hankins; John F. Marszalek

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    This fast-paced memoir was written in 1905 by 61-year-old Samuel W. Hankins while he was living in the Soldiers Home in Gulfport, Mississippi. It vividly details his years as a Confederate rifleman from the spring of 1861, when at a mere sixteen years of age he volunteered for the 2d Mississippi Infantry, through the end of the war in 1865, when... more...

  • 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 secretary.... 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 2009; 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 assumed the... more...

  • Confederacy, The: The Slaveholders' Failed Ventureby Paul Escott

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 38.00

    A sharp-edged and revealing account of the transforming struggle for Southern independence and the inherent contradictions that undermined that effort. more...

  • The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War Historyby Gary W. Gallagher; Alan T. Nolan

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 15.99

    Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states? rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful... 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...