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Confederate reckoning : power and politics in the Civil War South

Confederate reckoning : power and politics in the Civil War South

Author: Stephanie McCurry
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCurry, Stephanie.
Confederate reckoning.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009051647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie McCurry
ISBN: 9780674056657 0674056655 9780674265912 0674265912
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.


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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