A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy

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Cumberland House, 2007 - History - 240 pages
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A South Divided' is an account of Southern dissidents in the Civil War, at times labeled as traitors, Tories, deserters, or mossbacks during the war and loyalists, Lincoln loyalists, and Unionists by historians of the war. In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Southern dissenters among specific groups or communities. But 'A South Divided' presents a panoramic overview of Southern dissent. What emerges is a complex pattern of dissent involving every state of the Confederacy and every year of the war. All of these people and groups had their part to play in the epic drama that sapped the strength of the Confederacy from within. They were rebels against the rebellion.

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User Review  - dhughes - LibraryThing

The author gives many examples of southern groups and individuals that were against the Confederacy. There is a profile of George H. Thomas as one of these crossover soldiers. Along with David ... Read full review

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User Review  - samfsmith - LibraryThing

Now this is an excellent history book. Engaging, understandable, readable, interesting, and novel, while at the same time offering plenty of footnotes to document the claims and a neat bibliography. Highly recommended - it’s a shame more history books are not written like this. Read full review

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