Bitterly Divided: The South's Inner Civil War (Large Print 16pt)

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In an eye-opening book that Booklist praised as ''impressively documented, essential Civil War reading,'' historian David Williams lays bare the myth of a united confederacy, revealing that the South was in fact fighting two civil wars - an external one that we know so much about and an internal one about which there is scant literature and virtually no public awareness. Bitterly Divided skillfully shows that from the Confederacy's very beginnings white Southerners were as likely to have opposed secession as supported it, and they undermined the Confederate war effort at nearly every turn. In just one of many telling examples in this rich and surprising narrative history, Williams shows that when planters grew too much cotton and tobacco and exempted themselves from the draft, plain folk called the conflict a ''rich man's war'' and rioted. Many formed armed anti-Confederate bands. Southern blacks, in what W.E.B. DuBois called ''a general strike against the Confederacy,'' resisted in increasingly overt ways, escaped by the thousands, and forced a change in the war's direction that led to emancipation. This immensely readable and riveting new analysis takes on the Confederacy's popular image and reveals it to be, like the Confederacy itself, a fatally fractured edifice.
 

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LibraryThing Review

معاينة المستخدمين  - gbelik - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating look at the South leading up to and during the Civil War, showing it to be a rich man's war and a poor man's fight. I was unaware of the deep divisions within the South and this ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

BITTERLY DIVIDED: The South's Inner Civil War

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

There was not one civil war between 1861 and 1865 but many—so many that if the South were to rise again, it would do so on only one leg."Secession," writes Williams (History/Valdosta State Univ.; A ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتوى

Nothing but Divisions Among Our People
1
Rich Mans War
75
Fighting Each Other Harder Than We Ever Fought
167
Yes We All Shall Be Free
269
Now the Wolf Has Come
331
Defeated by the People at Home
373
Notes
399
Bibliography
453
Back Cover Material
492
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