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Confederate States of America

  • Brokenburnby John Q. Anderson; Drew Gilpin Faust

    LSU Press 1995; US$ 23.95

    This journal records the Civil War experiences of a sensitive, well-educated, young southern woman. Kate Stone was twenty when the war began, living with her widowed mother, five brothers, and younger sister at Brokenburn, their plantation home in northeastern Louisiana. When Grant moved against Vicksburg, the family fled before the invading armies,... 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...

  • Southern Families at Warby Catherine Clinton

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 50.00

    Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman,... more...

  • Southern Families at Warby Catherine Clinton

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Dixie's Daughtersby Karen L. Cox

    UPF 2003; US$ 55.00

    ''A vital and, until now, missing piece to the puzzle of the 'Lost Cause' ideology and its impact on the daily lives of post-Civil War southerners. This is a careful, insightful examination of the role women played in shaping the perceptions of two generations of southerners, not simply through rhetoric but through the creation of a remarkably effective... more...

  • Women of the Civil War Southby Marilyn Mayer Culpepper

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 25.00

    Presented here are excerpts from diaries and letters written by Southern women from different walks of life and areas of the country. Mary White, a fifteen-year-old girl, attempted to get through the blockade in Wilmington, North Carolina; Nancy Jones lived in fear amid the violence that rocked Missouri and saw her close friends and family murdered... more...

  • The Confederacy: The Slaveholders' Failed Ventureby Paul Escott

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    Paul Escott's The Confederacy: The Slaveholders' Failed Venture offers a unique and multifaceted perspective on the United States' 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 "peculiar institution" of its slave-based economy, yet... 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...

  • Inside the Confederate Nationby Lesley J. Gordon; John C. Inscoe

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 18.95

    In The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience (1970) and The Confederate Nation (1979), Emory Thomas redefined the field of Civil War history and reconceptualized the Confederacy as a unique entity fighting a war for survival. Inside the Confederate Nation honors his enormous contributions to the field with fresh interpretations of all aspects of... more...

  • 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...