Rubin, Anne S.

A shattered nation : the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 / Anne Sarah Rubin. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005. - x, 319 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - Civil War America . - Civil War America. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-314) and index.

A religious patriotism : the culture of Confederate identity -- Love of country, love of self : challenges to Confederate unity -- Enemies like an avalanche : Yankees, slaves, and Confederate identity -- Blue-black is our horizon : the end of the war -- Nursing the embers : race and politics during reconstruction -- To restore their broken fortunes : reconstructing white southern identity -- Who shall subjugate the women? gender and white southern identity.

"Challenging accepted notions of the rise and fall of Confederate national identity, Anne Sarah Rubin broadens the question to reveal a more complex, more sustained sense of the Confederate nation as an ideal, a state, and a memory."--BOOK JACKET.

0807829285 (alk. paper) 9780807829288 (alk. paper)


Nationalism--History.--Confederate States of America
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Confederate States of America--Politics and government.
Confederate States of America--Social conditions.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Southern States--History--1775-1865.
Southern States--History--1865-1877.

E487 / .R925 2005