The Confederate Nation: 1861 to 1865

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Definitive and unsurpassed, The Confederate Nation is the renowned history of the Confederacy by Emory M. Thomas ("one of America's most eminent Civil War historians"—Richmond Times-Dispatch). Thomas's masterful account delivers a clear analysis of the origins of secession, a gripping narrative of the military campaigns that shaped the Civil War, and a compelling portrait of the Southern people during the country's most turbulent era. Now featuring a new introduction by the author, The Confederate Nation is the ...

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Overview

Definitive and unsurpassed, The Confederate Nation is the renowned history of the Confederacy by Emory M. Thomas ("one of America's most eminent Civil War historians"—Richmond Times-Dispatch). Thomas's masterful account delivers a clear analysis of the origins of secession, a gripping narrative of the military campaigns that shaped the Civil War, and a compelling portrait of the Southern people during the country's most turbulent era. Now featuring a new introduction by the author, The Confederate Nation is the quintessential exploration of the American South in the Civil War years.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Southern History
The Confederate Nation has yet to be superseded as the standard title on the subject. ”
Civil War History
“The classic book on the Confederacy.”
T. Harry Williams
“An incisive and insightful account of the Confederacy. As good a short history of the Southern war effort was we have.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062061027
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 686,160
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Emory M. Thomas is Regents Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia. He is the author of eight books, including acclaimed biographies of the Confederate generals J. E. B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2011 Edition ix

Preface xv

1 The Social Economy of the Old South 1

2 Cultural Nationalism in the Pre-Confederate South 17

3 Foundations of the Southern Nation 37

4 Southern Nationality Established 67

5 Southern Nationality Confirmed 98

6 Confederate Nationality Confounded 120

7 Origins of the Revolutionary South 145

8 Foreign Relations of a Nascent Nation 167

9 The Development of the Confederate South 190

10 The Confederate South at Full Tide 215

11 The Disintegration of Southern Nationalism 245

12 Death of the Nation 278

Appendix: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America 307

Bibliography 323

Index 373

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Very good

    Published some 25 years ago it is still the definitivr work on the confederacy

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