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Confederate reckoning : power and politics in the Civil War South

Author: Stephanie McCurry
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
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"The story of the Confederate States of America, the proslavery, antidemocratic nation created by white Southern slaveholders to protect their property, has been told many times in heroic and martial narratives. Now, however, Stephanie McCurry tells a very different tale of the Confederate experience. When the grandiosity of Southerners' national ambitions met the harsh realities of wartime crises, unintended  Read more...
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McCurry, Stephanie.
Confederate reckoning.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009051647
(OCoLC)456169983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie McCurry
ISBN: 9780674056657 0674056655
OCLC Number: 707923203
Description: 1 online resource (449 pages)
Contents: Prologue: The Confederate project --
Who are the people? --
The brothers' war --
Antigone's claim --
Soldiers' wives and the politics of subsistence --
Women numerous and armed --
"Amor patriae" --
"Our open enemies" --
The fall --
Epilogue: Confederate reckoning.
Responsibility: Stephanie McCurry.

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"The story of the Confederate States of America, the proslavery, antidemocratic nation created by white Southern slaveholders to protect their property, has been told many times in heroic and martial narratives. Now, however, Stephanie McCurry tells a very different tale of the Confederate experience. When the grandiosity of Southerners' national ambitions met the harsh realities of wartime crises, unintended consequences ensued. Although Southern statesmen and generals had built the most powerful slave regime in the Western world, they had excluded the majority of their own people - white women and slaves - and thereby sowed the seeds of their demise." "Wartime scarcity of food, labor, and soldiers tested the Confederate vision at every point and created domestic crises to match those found on the battlefields. Women and slaves became crucial political actors as they contested government enlistment and tax and welfare policies, and struggled for their freedom. The attempt to repress a majority of its own population backfired on the Confederate State of America as the disenfranchised demanded to be counted and considered in the great struggle. The government was forced to become accountable to women and slaves, provoking an astounding transformation of the slaveholders' state. Confederate Reckoning is the startling story of this epic political battle in which women and slaves helped to decide the fate of the Confederacy and the outcome of the Civil War."--Jacket.

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