Mississippi's Civil War: A Narrative History

Mississippi's Civil War: A Narrative History

by Ben Wynne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881460397

ISBN-13: 9780881460391

Pub. Date: 11/15/2006

Publisher: Mercer University Press

This book begins with an introductory overview of the socio-political climate of the state of Mississippi during the 1850s and ends with a treatment of its post-war environment. In between, the work covers the pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period. Wynne emphasizes the experiences of Mississippians—male and female, black and white—as

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Overview

This book begins with an introductory overview of the socio-political climate of the state of Mississippi during the 1850s and ends with a treatment of its post-war environment. In between, the work covers the pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period. Wynne emphasizes the experiences of Mississippians—male and female, black and white—as they struggled to deal with the crisis. The political events leading to secession, Mississippians' initial enthusiasm for war, voices of dissent, the disbursement of troops in and out of the state, the home front, freedom for the slave community, waning enthusiasm (both in the military and on the home front) as the war dragged on, defeat, and the ultimate struggle to turn defeat into a moral victory through Lost Cause mythology are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881460391
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Series:
State Narratives of the Civil War Series
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
List of Maps
A Tragic Evolution     1
The Call of My Country, 1861     34
In Defense of the State, 1862     58
The Turning Point, 1863     95
The End, 1864-1865     148
Reconstruction and Revision     178
Appendix     205
Bibliography     223
Index     237

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