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Confederate Settlements in British Honduras
     

Confederate Settlements in British Honduras

by Donald C. Simmons, William F. Winter (Foreword by)
 

During the American Civil War and the years immediately following, thousands of Confederate sympathizers and former soldiers left the southern United States to seek exile in other lands. Evidence suggests that more Confederate soldiers went to British Honduras, presently known as Belize, than any other single site. This work is an in-depth look at the settlements

Overview

During the American Civil War and the years immediately following, thousands of Confederate sympathizers and former soldiers left the southern United States to seek exile in other lands. Evidence suggests that more Confederate soldiers went to British Honduras, presently known as Belize, than any other single site. This work is an in-depth look at the settlements established by former Confederates—what lured the Confederates there, what the trip from New Orleans was like, what life was like for immigrants in Belize City, the settlements at Toledo, New Richmond, northern British Honduras, Manattee and other settlements, and what Belize City was like at the height of the immigrant influx. Also included are lists of arrivals at the hotels and passenger lists from the ships; both were important in identifying prominent Confederates who sought refuge in British Honduras.

Editorial Reviews

The American Civil War Roundtable
fascinating
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
an intrinsically interesting narrative...detailed appendices...the text is fresh and lively, and crackles with the bluster of 'unreconstructed' (by their own account) southerners
Louisiana History
Simmons has added appreciably to the scholarship surrounding the South during Reconstruction. Thorough...important and interesting...
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“fascinating”—The American Civil War Roundtable; “an intrinsically interesting narrative…detailed appendices…the text is fresh and lively, and crackles with the bluster of ‘unreconstructed’ (by their own account) southerners”—Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History; “Simmons has added appreciably to the scholarship surrounding the South during Reconstruction. Thorough...important and interesting...”—Louisiana History; “well-researched...an excellent history”—Colorado Libraries; “a genealogical treasure-trove”—The Civil War Courier; “appendices provide detailed lists of immigrants”—Civil War Book Review; “fascinating”—Crossfire; “ “very readable...skillfully retrieved a portion of Southern heritage, largely ignored by others”—The Clarion-Ledger; “insightful and provocative...in-depth”—The Belize Times; “well researched”—Dear Reader.
Booknews
During the American Civil War and the years immediately following, thousands of Confederate sympathizers and former soldiers left the US to seek exile in other lands. Evidence suggests that more Confederate soldiers went to British Honduras, presently known as Belize, than any other single site. Simmons (Mississippi Humanities Council) looks at settlements there, describes the trip from New Orleans to British Honduras, and paints a picture of what life was like for immigrants in Belize City. Includes b&w historical illustrations, and hotel and ship passenger lists, important in identifying prominent Confederates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786410163
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/09/2001
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

Donald C. Simmons, Jr., is a historian and the former dean of public service, leadership and graduate studies at Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, South Dakota). He lives in Tremont, Mississippi where he serves as a pastor.

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