A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy

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Cumberland House, Jan 1, 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

About the author (2007)

David C. Downing is the R. W. Schlosser Professor of English at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous articles on C. S. Lewis, and his Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy (University of Massachusetts Press) was named one of the five best books yet published on Lewis by the "C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Homepage." His The Most Reluctant Convert: C. S. Lewis's Journey to Faith was named one of Booklist's Best Religion Books for 2002 and was a 2003 ECPA Gold Medallion finalist. Downing was also awarded the Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant for 2000 by the Marion E. Wade Center in support of his research. His book, Into the Region of Awe (IVP) was listed by Christianity Today as one of the top ten best new books on C.S. Lewis.

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