The Enigmatic South: Toward Civil War and Its Legacies

The Enigmatic South Toward Civil War and Its Legacies The Enigmatic South brings together leading scholars of the Civil War period to challenge existing perceptions of the advance to secession the Civil War and its aftermath The pioneering research and

  • Title: The Enigmatic South: Toward Civil War and Its Legacies
  • Author: Samuel C. Hyde Jr. James M. McPherson Gaines M. Foster (Afterword)
  • ISBN: 9780807156940
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Enigmatic South brings together leading scholars of the Civil War period to challenge existing perceptions of the advance to secession, the Civil War, and its aftermath The pioneering research and innovative arguments of these historians bring crucial insights to the study of this era in American history.Christopher Childers, Sarah L Hyde, and Julia Huston Nguyen conThe Enigmatic South brings together leading scholars of the Civil War period to challenge existing perceptions of the advance to secession, the Civil War, and its aftermath The pioneering research and innovative arguments of these historians bring crucial insights to the study of this era in American history.Christopher Childers, Sarah L Hyde, and Julia Huston Nguyen consider the ways politics, religion, and education contributed to southern attitudes toward secession in the antebellum period George C Rable, Paul F Paskoff, and John M Sacher delve into the challenges the Confederate South faced as it sought legitimacy for its cause and military strength for the coming war with the North Richard Follett, Samuel C Hyde, Jr and Eric H Walther offer new perspectives on the changes the Civil War wrought on the economic and ideological landscape of the South.The essays in The Enigmatic South speak eloquently to previously unconsidered aspects and legacies of the Civil War and make a major contribution to our understanding of the rich history of a conflict whose aftereffects still linger in American culture and memory.

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    1. Throughout the collection of essays portrayed in The Enigmatic South, the outlooks from the contributors present a myriad of interesting topics. From politics to religion along with perspectives on education, the contributors of these essays show the major changes in the south before, during and after the American Civil War. While there have been many studies in the different parts of the effects of war in the south, these essays showcase something new in the world of Civil War academia. While m [...]

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