Tag Archives: Confederate States of America

Book Review: A Diary From Dixie

A Diary From Dixie, by Mary Chesnut This is an interesting diary.  Like many Civil War diaries, it was revised during the postwar period, and there is a moment towards the end of the diary when the author thinks about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Confederate States Of America: 1861-1865

The Confederate States Of America:  1861-1865, by Emory Thomas This is a book that seeks to be revisionist and write about the Confederacy from its own perspective and it has some positive aspects and some areas where it falls a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause:  A New Southern History Of The War Of The Confederates, by Edward A. Pollard While this book is negligible in its insight of the Civil War and is ridiculously, even comically biased in favor of the South, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cause Lost: Myths And Realities Of The Confederacy

The Cause Lost:  Myths And Realities Of The Confederacy, by William C. Davis In looking at the lost cause of the Confederacy, the author, who is a serious historian of the Civil War, has pondered a great deal about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert E. Lee: Icon For A Nation

Robert E. Lee:  Icon For A Nation, by Brian Holden Reid This book is an interesting case of what happens when someone attempts to write a generally praiseworthy account of a man without whitewashing him or seeking to promote neo-Confederate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dixie Betrayed

Dixie Betrayed:  How The South Really Lost The Civil War, by David J. Eicher It is always fascinating to see accounts of the fall of the South in the Civil War.  On what can it be blamed?  This particular book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History

The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History, edited by Gary W. Gallagher And Alan T. Nolan While in general I am leery about books that demonize the South for the Lost Cause with with a broad brush, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900

The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900, by Rollin G. Osterweis One of the strange asymmetries that one finds when it comes to the lost cause is that those who practice it do not mention it, while those that label … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis, by Clement Eaton Jefferson Davis is a mysterious man with regards to the Civil War.  It is not that he seems a hard man to understand himself–like many political leaders he struggled with his physical health and in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alexander H. Stephens

Alexander H. Stephens:  A Bibliography, by Rudolph Von Abele Is Alexander Stephens a compelling figure?  In some ways he is, to be sure, but he certainly exhibits some of the flaws of the political system of the South.  Stephens was … Continue reading

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