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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War (urspr publ 2006; utgåvan 2006)
av David J. Eicher (Författare)
Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War av David J. Eicher (2006)
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A study in how governments can self-destruct during wartime. For more than a century, the conventional wisdom has been that the South lost because of overwhelming Union strength and bad luck. The Confederates have been lionized as noble warriors who fought for an honorable cause with little chance of succeeding. But historian Eicher reveals a calamity of political conspiracy, discord, and dysfunction. Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Eicher shows how President Jefferson Davis viciously fought with the Confederate House and Senate, governors, and his own cabinet. Confederate senators threatened each other with physical violence; some were brutal drunks, others, hopeless idealists. Military commanders were assigned not by skill but because of personal connections. Davis frequently interfered with his generals in the field, ignoring the chain of command. Also, some states wanted to set themselves up as separate nations, further undermining efforts to conduct a unified war effort.--From publisher description.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)973.713 — History and Geography North America United States Administration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865 Civil War Political history; causes, results Secession of southern states
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