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The Confederate homefront : a history in documents / Wallace Hettle.

By: Hettle, Wallace, 1962- [compiler.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2017]Description: xviii, 214 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780807165720 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0807165727 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780807167557 (cloth : alk. paper); 080716755X (cloth : alk. paper).DDC classification: 973.7/13 LOC classification: E487 | .H58 2017Summary: 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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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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Historian Hettle (Univ. of Northern Iowa) has compiled a representative collection of primary sources focused on the Confederate Army's domestic population. In the preface, he explains his approach to sorting thousands of possible sources to select those discussing the sphere of civilian support for the military from the "homefront," as viewed from the perspectives of free and enslaved Southerners. The collection supports discussion of a number of major themes: contrasting views that definitively defend or oppose the conflict, responses recorded upon receiving the news of a loved one's or a hero figure's death, the plight of refugees, the role of slavery in the conflict, the various actions of runaway slaves, and the behavior of Confederate soldiers toward their own people, particularly actions taken to survive. The compilation's 66 entries are grouped in chapters by year, from 1861 to 1865. Each entry presents the document's title and full citation, along with a brief preface providing historical background. Though the volume includes a detailed table of contents, there are no images of the documents or other illustrations, which would make the study more appealing to general readers and students; as it is, the narrow focus suits the work more to advanced scholars and Civil War historians. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers. --Theresa S. Hefner-Babb, Lamar University--Beaumont

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<p>Wallace Hettle is professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa and the author of Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory.</p>

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