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Vandiver Frank E.
Orig. Ed 1962, Reprint Ed. 1980
The main thesis of this gripping history -- that war forced the South to nationalism, to a budding bureaucracy, and to a different democracy -- is supported through a penetrating analysis of political, economic, and military factors. The effect of these factors on both foreign and domestic history is also revealed. Leading personalities are sketched with insight; special emphasis is given to the role of Jefferson Davis as wartime president of the Confederacy.
KRIEGER PUBLISHING COMPANY