South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy

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A South Divided' is an account of Southern dissidents in the Civil War, at times labeled as traitors, Tories, deserters, or mossbacks during the war and loyalists, Lincoln loyalists, and Unionists by historians of the war. In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Southern dissenters among specific groups or communities. But 'A South Divided' presents a panoramic overview of Southern dissent. What emerges is a complex pattern of dissent involving every state of the Confederacy and every year of the...

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Overview

A South Divided' is an account of Southern dissidents in the Civil War, at times labeled as traitors, Tories, deserters, or mossbacks during the war and loyalists, Lincoln loyalists, and Unionists by historians of the war. In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Southern dissenters among specific groups or communities. But 'A South Divided' presents a panoramic overview of Southern dissent. What emerges is a complex pattern of dissent involving every state of the Confederacy and every year of the war. All of these people and groups had their part to play in the epic drama that sapped the strength of the Confederacy from within. They were rebels against the rebellion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581825879
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
Introduction     11
A Clash of Values in the Antebellum South     19
Crossover Soldiers and Their Battles     39
West Virginia: The State That Seceded from the Confederacy     65
Tennessee Tories     85
Mossbacks, Deserters, and Guerrillas     111
"The Wolf Has Come": The Battle for Indian Territory     139
Southern Slaves Turned Union Soldiers     161
The Distaff Side of Dissent     185
Conclusion: Who Lost the Cause?     207
Notes     213
Bibliography     225
Index     234
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