The Confederate Nation: 1861 to 1865

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Harper Collins, 2011 M02 1 - 416 pages
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“The Confederate Nation has yet to be superseded as the standard title on the subject.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.

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Cultural Nationalism in the PreConfederate South
Foundations of the Southern Nation
Southern Nationality Established
Southern Nationality Confirmed
Confederate Nationality Confounded
Origins of the Revolutionary South
Foreign Relations of a Nascent Nation
The Development of the Confederate South
The Confederate South at Full Tide
The Disintegration of Southern Nationalism
Death of the Nation

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About the author (2011)

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.

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