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This collection of thirteen essays examines the leaders of the southern states during the Civil War. Malcolm C. McMillan writes of the futile efforts of Alabama’s wealthy governors to keep the trust of the poor non-slaveholding whites. Paul D. Escott shows Georgia Governor Joseph Emerson Brown’s ability to please both the planter elite and the yeoman farmers. John B. Edmunds, Jr. examines the tremendous problems faced by the governors of South Carolina, the state that would

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ISBN-13: 9780820335575
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

WILFRED BUCK YEARNS (1918–2006) was a professor emeritus of history at Wake Forest University. His books include The Confederate Congress and The Confederate Governors (both Georgia), North Carolina Civil War Documentary, and From Richmond to Texas.

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