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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Just when you thought you knew everything about the Civil War

    Its been said that more books have been written about the Civil War than any other topic in the US. With numbers like that, you'd think its been milked.

    Well, it hasn't.

    Its difficult being from the South to justify the Southern Cause. Especially in light of history. Well, not all in the South backed the South. What it was like and how they survived and rebelled is written in this book.

    Their difficult aftermath is also written up, how they weren't appreciated by the North. Or even written in the history books.

    As with a lot of histories where the primary actors are long gone, there are questions that just beg to be answered. This is built in large part on historical testimony but also on a reporter who decided to talk to the participants before they died. Without those notes a lot of this story would be lost to history.

    At times its as much an oral history as a standard sifting through the papers in archives. That brings a richness to it.

    We all know who won the Civil War. If you ever wondered how or if anybody opposed the South deep in Dixie, this book is for you.

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