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449 p. ; 25 cm.
  • * 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 * Notes * Acknowledgments * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674045897 20160604
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 critical 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 States of America as the disenfranchised demanded to be counted and considered in the great struggle over slavery, emancipation, democracy, and nationhood. That Confederate struggle played out in a highly charged international arena. The political project of the Confederacy was tried by its own people and failed. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674045897 20160604
Green Library
AFRICAAM-256E-01, AMSTUD-256E-01, HISTORY-256E-01
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350 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • "Lincoln and liberty": why an antislavery president meant war
  • "Richmond is a hard road to travel": gaps between expectations and experience
  • "Kingdom coming in the year of Jubilo": revolution and resistance
  • "Mine years have seen the glory": the war and the hand of God
  • "Many are the hearts that are weary tonight": the war in 1864
  • "Slavery's chain done broke at last": the coming of the end
  • Conclusion: what this cruel war was over.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-256E-01, AMSTUD-256E-01, HISTORY-256E-01
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xv, 270 p. ; [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 24 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
AFRICAAM-256E-01, AMSTUD-256E-01, HISTORY-256E-01