The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865 (New American Nation Series)

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We have for years needed a serious, scholarly, readable work on the Confederate nation that rounds up modem scholarship and offers a fresh and detached view of the whole subject. This work fills that order admirably ... [Thomas] sensibly and deftly integrates the course of Southern military fortunes with the concerns that shaped them and were shaped by them. In doing so he also manages to convey a sense of how the war itself deteriorated from something spirited and gallant to something base and mean and modern on both sides.

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The Confederate Nation has yet to be superseded as the standard title on the subject.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

“The classic book on the Confederacy.” (Civil War History)

“An incisive and insightful account of the Confederacy. 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)

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