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The Civil War


Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front

Edited by Daniel E. Sutherland

Much Civil War violence occurred far away from traditional battlefields like Shiloh and Sharpsburg. Indeed, some of the war's most intense violence occurred on the Confederate home front, as families and neighbors were pitted against one another in bloody struggles for control.

Until recently, this localized violence was largely ignored, scholars focusing instead on large-scale operations of the war—the decisions and actions of generals and presidents. But as Daniel Sutherland reminds us, the impact of battles and elections cannot be properly understood without an examination of the struggle for survival on the home front, of lives lived in the atmosphere created by war. Sutherland gathers eleven essays by such noted Civil War scholars as Michael Fellman, Donald Frazier, Noel Fisher, and B. F. Cooling, each one exploring the Confederacy's internal war in a different state. All help to broaden our view of the complexity of war and to provide us with a clear picture of war's consequences, its impact on communities, homes, and families.

This strong collection of essays delves deeply into what Daniel Sutherland calls "the desperate side of war," enriching our understanding of a turbulent and divisive period in American history.

A professor of history at the University of Arkansas and a nationally renowned Civil War scholar, Daniel E. Sutherland is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation. He has previously published eight books, including A Very Violent Rebel, (University of Tennessee Press, 1995), Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville (University of Nebraska Press, 1998), and Seasons of War (Free Press, 1995), for which he received both the Douglas Southall Freeman Award and the Laney Award.

1999, 256 pages, 12 illustrations
$34.95 cloth (s), 978-1-55728-549-2 | 1-55728-549-7
$24.95 paper (s), 978-1-55728-550-8 | 1-55728-550-0


Reminiscences of a Private
William E. Bevens of the First Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.

Edited with an Introduction by Daniel E. Sutherland

"Sutherland's meticulous annotations give depth and lend greater credibility to this valuable memoir—one of the few extensive personal accounts by an Arkansas veteran."

—Joseph G. Dawson, Texas A&M University

$24.95 paper (s), 978-1-55728-545-4 | 1-55728-545-4


Rugged and Sublime
The Civil War in Arkansas

Edited by Mark K. Christ

Rugged and Sublime explores Arkansas's major clashes and locales of the Civil War. Richly illustrated with maps and photographs and containing an appendix of Civil War properties in Arkansas, it is especially useful as a guidebook to the Civil War battlefields of Arkansas.

1994, 192 pages
$32.50 paper (s), 978-1-55728-357-3 | 1-55728-357-5



 

A Southern Record
The History of the Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry

W. H. Tunnard

Origiinally published in 1866, this vivid history of the hard-fought campaigns that determined the outcome of the war in the Trans-Mississippi.

408 pages
$39.95 cloth (s), 978-1-55728-493-8

 

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