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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 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...

  • Mary Chesnut's Diaryby Mary Boykin Chesnut; Catherine Clinton

    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...

  • 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, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Confederacy: The Slaveholders' Failed Ventureby Paul Escott

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 34.95

    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...