Confederate Reckoning

Confederate Reckoning

by Stephanie McCurry
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Confederate Reckoning by Stephanie McCurry

Stephanie McCurry tells a very different tale of the Confederate experience. When the grandiosity of Southerners’ national ambitions met the harsh realities of wartime crises, unintended consequences ensued. Although Southern statesmen and generals had built the most powerful slave regime in the Western world, they had excluded the majority of their own people—white women and slaves—and thereby sowed the seeds of their demise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674056657
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 430,940
File size: 631 KB

About the Author

Stephanie McCurry is Professor of History at University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Contents Prologue: The Confederate Project 1. Who Are the People? 2. The Brothers’ War 3. Antigone’s Claim 4. Soldiers’ Wives and the Politics of Subsistence 5. Women Numerous and Armed 6. “Amor Patriae” 7. “Our Open Enemies” 8. The Fall Epilogue: Confederate Reckoning Notes Acknowledgments Index

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Walter Johnson

Combining the best of the tradition of writing history "from the bottom up,"with prodigious research, and a red thread of analytical brilliance, Confederate Reckoning dramatically reshapes our understanding of the history of slavery and the Civil War.
Walter Johnson, author of Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market

Gary W. Gallagher

Analyzing the experience of women, African Americans, and others often placed at the margins of Confederate history, McCurry powerfully challenges readers to get beyond high politics and storied military campaigns to engage a profoundly complicated, and often surprising, story of struggle and change amid seismic events.

Gary W. Gallagher, author of The Confederate War

James L. Roark

This is a major book [that] permanently rewrites the history of the Confederacy.

James L. Roark, author of Masters Without Slaves: Southern Planters in the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Well written and documented account on how divided the south was over secession.
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The reviewers cited all seem to come from the extreme left. This raises questions about the objectivity of their reviews, not to mention the objectivity of the author. Why no reviews from Kirkus or Publishers Weekly? The reviewer fron San Francisco is blatantly political with his anti-Tea Party screed. Who choses the reviewers and edits their reviews?