The Confederate War / Gary W. Gallagher.
By: Gallagher, Gary W.Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997Description: viii, 218 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 067416055X (cloth); 9780674160552 (cloth); 0674160568 (pbk.); 9780674160569 (pbk.).Other title: Confederate War : How popular will, nationalism, and military strategy could not stave off defeat [Cover title].Subject(s): Confederate States of America -- Historiography | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Historiography | Confederate States of America -- Social conditionsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Confederate War.DDC classification: 973.7/13 LOC classification: E487 | .G26 1997Other classification: 15.85
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-210) and index.
Introduction : The challenge of the Confederate experience -- Popular will : "many years yet I fear, we are to endure these severe trials" -- Nationalism : "The Army of Northern Virginia alone, as the last hope of the South, will win the independence of the Confederacy" -- Military strategy : "The Southern populace clamoured for bloody battles" -- Defeat : "What else could we do but give up?"
If one is to believe contemporary historians, the South never had a chance. Many allege that the Confederacy lost the Civil War because of internal division or civilian disaffection; others point to flawed military strategy or ambivalence over slavery. But, argues distinguished historian Gary Gallagher, we should not ask why the Confederacy collapsed so soon but rather how it lasted so long. In The Confederate War he reexamines the Confederate experience through the actions and words of the people who lived it to show how the military and the home front responded to the war, endured great hardships, and assembled armies that fought with tremendous spirit and determination.