When Sherman marched north from the sea : resistance on the Confederate home front / Jacqueline Glass Campbell.Material type: TextSeries: Civil War America: Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : London : University of North Carolina Press ; Eurospan [distributor], 2005Description: 192 p. : map.ISBN: 0807856592 (pbk.); 9780807856598 (pbk.).Subject(s): Passive resistance -- Confederate States of America | Sherman's March to the Sea | Confederate States of America -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 973.7378
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Originally published: 2003.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1. Savannah has gone up the spout -- Ch. 2. Rocking the cradle of secession -- When the wind blows -- When the bough breaks -- Ch. 3. The most diabolical act of all the barbarous war -- Ch. 4. God save us from the retreating friend and advancing foe -- Ch. 5. With grief, but not with shame.
"Home front and battle front merged in 1865 when General William T. Sherman occupied Savannah and then marched his armies north through the Carolinas. When Union soldiers brought war into Southern households, Northern soldiers were frequently astounded by the fierceness with which many white Southern women defended their homes. Campbell convincingly restores these women to their role as vital players in the fight for a Confederate nation, as models of self-assertion rather than passive self-sacrifice." "Campbell also investigates the complexities behind African Americans' decisions either to stay on the plantation or to flee with Union troops. Black Southerners' delight at the coming of the army of "emancipation" often turned to terror as Yankees plundered their homes and assaulted black women."--BOOK JACKET.