Bitterly Divided: The South's Inner Civil War available in Paperback
Bitterly Divided lays bare the myth of a united confederacy, revealing that the South was in fact fighting two civil warsan external one that we know so much about and an internal one about which there is scant literature and virtually no public awareness. A fascinating look at a hidden side of the South’s history, historian David Williams shows the powerful and little-understood impact of the thousands of draft resisters, Southern Unionists, fugitive slaves, and other Southerners who opposed the Confederate cause.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
David Williams is the author of A People’s History of the Civil War, Plain Folk in a Rich Man’s War, Johnny Reb’s War, and Rich Man’s War. A native of Miller County, Georgia, he holds a PhD in history from Auburn University. He is a professor of history at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where for the past twenty years he has taught courses in Georgia history, the Old South, and the Civil War era.
Table of Contents
1 "Nothing but Divisions Among Our People" 9
2 "Rich Man's War" 53
3 "Fighting Each Other Harder Than We Ever Fought the Enemy" 109
4 "Yes, We All Shall Be Free" 171
5 "Now the Wolf Has Come" 209
6 "Defeated... by the People at Home" 235
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An eyge opening read on how the south itself was divided over secession.
I say that I'm done with this one, but I didn't actually get through it. The book is not horrible, nor is it poorly written, but everything else I have seems more interesting. I made it through about 185 pages, though, and can comment a bit. The title advertises itself as if there is discussion about conflicting opinions in the South, but the onlly thing discussed is Unionist sentiment. Now that's fine, but it's not what I thought I would get. I hoped for a good compare-contrast book, dissecting actual inner conflicts between Rebels and Unionists, but what I got was a decent study of anti-Confederate sects. Oh well.