Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781512601077 Published March 2018
An e-book edition will be published.

States at War, Volume 6

The Confederate States Chronology and a Reference Guide for South Carolina in the Civil War

Edited by Richard F. Miller

States at War, Volume 6

Edited by Richard F. Miller

Distributed for University Press of New England

712 pages | 7 x 10
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781512601077 Published March 2018
E-book $59.99 ISBN: 9781512601084 Published January 2018
Although many Civil War reference books exist, Civil War researchers have until now had no single compendium to consult on important details about the combatant states (and territories). This crucial reference work, the sixth in the States at War series, provides vital information on the organization, activities, economies, demographics, and laws of Civil War South Carolina. This volume also includes the Confederate States Chronology. Miller enlists multiple sources, including the statutes, Journals of Congress, departmental reports, general orders from Richmond and state legislatures, and others, to illustrate the rise and fall of the Confederacy. In chronological order, he presents the national laws intended to harness its manpower and resources for war, the harsh realities of foreign diplomacy, the blockade, and the costs of states’ rights governance, along with mounting dissent; the effects of massive debt financing, inflation, and loss of credit; and a growing raggedness within the ranks of its army. The chronology provides a factual framework for one of history’s greatest ironies: in the end, the war to preserve slavery could not be won while 35 percent of the population was enslaved.
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