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Confederate reckoning : power and politics in the Civil War South

Author: Stephanie McCurry
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The attempt to repress a majority of its own population backfired on the Confederate States of America as the disenfranchised demanded to be counted and considered in the great struggle over slavery,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie McCurry
ISBN: 0674064216 9780674064218
OCLC Number: 793082185
Awards: Winner of OAH Merle Curti Award 2011
Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize for History 2011
Description: 449 pages ; 24 cm
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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