Hettle, Wallace, 1962-

The Confederate homefront : a history in documents / Wallace Hettle. - xviii, 214 pages ; 22 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Wallace Hettle's The Confederate Homefront provides a sample of the enormous documentary record on the domestic population of the Confederate states, offering a glimpse of what it was like to live through a brutal war fought almost entirely on southern soil. The Confederate Homefront collects excerpts from slave narratives, poems, diaries and journals, along with brief introductions that examine the circumstances and biases of each source. The first documentary history to foreground the experiences of Confederate civilians, The Confederate Homefront illuminates the overlooked lives of non-combatants in the Civil War and bears witness to the traumatic final years of the institution of American slavery. -- Back cover.

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E487 / .H58 2017