Bitterly Divided: The South's Inner Civil War

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The New Press, 2010 - History - 310 pages
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Bitterly Divided 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. A fascinating look at a hidden side of the South's history, historian David Williams shows the powerful and little-understood impact of the thousands of draft resisters, Southern Unionists, fugitive slaves, and other Southerners who opposed the Confederate cause.
 

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BITTERLY DIVIDED: The South's Inner Civil War

User Review  - Jane Doe - 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 ... Read full review

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This is an eye-opening look at the civil war going on in the Confederate States of America at the same time that they were attempting to wage the Civil War against the North. Williams quotes letters ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
293
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David Williams is the author of A People's History of the Civil War, Plain Folk in a Rich Man's War, Johnny Reb's War, and Rich Man's War. A native of Miller County, Georgia, he holds a PhD in history from Auburn University. He is a professor of history at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where for the past twenty years he has taught courses in Georgia history, the Old South, and the Civil War era.

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