Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bitterly Divided

Bitterly Divided by David Williams provides a perspective on conflicts within the South during the Civil War. He believes that, far from presenting a uniform front, there was disagreement and disenchantment about war. He suggests that a 25% minority composed of powerful plantation owners fostered the war. Williams says that the war quickly became a "rich man's war, poor man's fight." The book is available from The New Press for $27.95.

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