Thinking You Might Like to Know What Was Going on Back Home

Thinking You Might Like to Know What Was Going on Back Home

by Mac Gillam


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“Thinking you might like to know what was going on back home” in Calhoun County, Ala. during the Civil War

• Describes the life and times of the common people in a Southern county from the firing on Fort Sumter to the surrender at the Appomattox Court House, and beyond;

• Uses the local newspaper to take you back to the years 1861 – 1865;

• Tells the untold story of the Southern women during the Civil War;

• Reveals the plight of the African American as a slave and that of a freedman;

• Shows the belief to which the “hand of Providence” was thought to play in the success of battles, outcome of the war, and destiny of our civilized country;

• Illustrates the change in the South’s social system from Antebellum to Reconstruction;

• Shows the role in which the newspaper played in shaping the thoughts and conscientious of the Southern mind;

• Identifies the historical sites and events which occurred in this area during a most turbulent period in our American history;

• Gives accounts and reports of battles from local military commanders, soldiers, and war correspondents;

• Serves as a directory of Who’s Who in Calhoun County, Alabama during the Civil War;

• Takes you on the emotional roller coaster ride of the Southern people from the ecstasy of Southern Independence to the utter ruin of their way of life; and

• Provides an understanding as to “Why we (the Southern people) are what we are today.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977205773
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/30/2019
Pages: 660
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.33(d)

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