The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865

The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865

by Emory M. Thomas


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The Confederate Nation has yet to be superseded as the standard title on the subject. ” —Journal of Southern History, 2007

“Incisive and insightful…. As good a short history of the Southern war effort was we have.” —T. Harry Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln and His Generals

Emory M. Thomas’s critically acclaimed chronicle of the Confederacy remains widely recognized as the standard history of the South during the Civil War. Now with a new introduction by the author, The Confederate Nation presents a high readable, highly personal portrait of the Southern experience during the Civil War. Thomas, renowned for his illuminating biographies of Robert E. Lee and other Southern generals, here delivers the definitive account of the political and military events that defined the nation during its period of greatest turmoil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062061027
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 483,242
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Emory M. Thomas is Regents Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia. He is the author of eight books, including acclaimed biographies of the Confederate generals J. E. B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2011 Edition ix

Preface xv

1 The Social Economy of the Old South 1

2 Cultural Nationalism in the Pre-Confederate South 17

3 Foundations of the Southern Nation 37

4 Southern Nationality Established 67

5 Southern Nationality Confirmed 98

6 Confederate Nationality Confounded 120

7 Origins of the Revolutionary South 145

8 Foreign Relations of a Nascent Nation 167

9 The Development of the Confederate South 190

10 The Confederate South at Full Tide 215

11 The Disintegration of Southern Nationalism 245

12 Death of the Nation 278

Appendix: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America 307

Bibliography 323

Index 373

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“An incisive and insightful account of the Confederacy. As good a short history of the Southern war effort was we have.”

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Published some 25 years ago it is still the definitivr work on the confederacy