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- 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...
Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
The transformation of the American South--from authoritarian to democratic rule--is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize Congress. Most important, it is the final step in America's democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this... more...
- Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
Challenging conventional views, stretching the minds of Civil War enthusiasts and scholars as only John Michael Priest can, Into the Fight is both a scholarly and a revisionist interpretation of the most famous charge in American history. Using a wide array of sources, ranging from the monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield to the accounts of the... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 87.79
<P>Der historische Spurensucher stößt in Kummersdorf, südlich von Berlin, auf ein weitläufiges Areal ? übersät von Betonklötzen, Ruinen und verfallenen Gebäuden. Die einstige militärische Zweckbestimmung ist offenkundig. Doch was genau geschah hier? Woran wurde geforscht? Wer waren die Wissenschaftler, die in der Abgeschiedenheit der märkischen... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 60.00
Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War is among the first of such works published after the Civil War. Although it is one of the most-quoted memoirs by a Confederate woman, James I. Robertson's edition is the first to present vital details not given in the original text. His meticulous annotations furnish references... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...