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Confederate States of America

  • Confederate Citiesby Andrew L. Slap; Frank Towers; David Goldfield

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern... 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...

  • Paths Out of Dixieby Robert Mickey

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    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...

  • Into the Fightby John Michael Priest

    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...

  • Diary of a Southern Refugee during the Warby Judith Brockenbrough McGuire; James I. Jr. Robertson

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...