Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

by David J. Eicher


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David Eicher reveals the story of the political conspiracy, discord and dysfunction in Richmond that cost the South the Civil War. He shows how President Jefferson Davis fought not only with the Confederate House and Senate and with State Governers but also with his own vice-president and secretary of state.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316739054
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/22/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

David J. Eicher is the author of numerous books about the Civil War, including The Longest Night.

Table of Contents

1. Prologue
2. Birth of a Nation
3. Portrait of a President
4. The War Department
5. A Curious Cabinet
6. The Military High Command
7. State Rightisms
8. Richmond, the Capital
9. The Rise of Lee and Bragg
10. An Uneasy Brotherhood
11. Jockeying for Position
12. Politics Spinning Out of Control
13. Can't We All Get Along?
14. Soiled Reputations
15. The President versus the Congress
16. Military Highs and Lows
17. Slaves as Soldiers?
18. Peace Proposals
19. Epilogue: Despair
Appendix: Executive Officers of the Confederate States, 1861-1865, Congress of the Confederate States 1861-1865

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