336 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 illus., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5592-8
Published: August 2007
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-8895-7
Published: November 2009
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Awards & distinctions
2006 Avery O. Craven Award, Organization of American Historians
Exploring the creation, maintenance, and transformation of Confederate identity during the tumultuous years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Rubin sheds new light on the ways in which Confederates felt connected to their national creation and provides a provocative example of what happens when a nation disintegrates and leaves its people behind to forge a new identity.
About the Author
Anne Sarah Rubin is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is coauthor, with Edward Ayers, of the electronic project Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War: The Eve of War.
For more information about Anne Sarah Rubin, visit the Author Page.
"A comprehensive discussion of the ideas and feelings of supporters of the Confederacy during the Civil War and Reconstruction."--American Historical Review
"A sophisticated explication of the creation, manifestation, adaptation, and persistence of Confederate nationalism."--The North Carolina Historical Review
"Rubin's study provides valuable contributions to understanding the creation of the Confederate identity."--The Courier
"Offers a perceptive treatment of the complex nest of issues Confederates confronted as they faced the prospect of taking loyalty oaths to the Union, both during and after the war."--Arkansas Historical Quarterly
"A well-conceived book."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
"Provides a compelling argument concerning the relationship between southern nationalism and the Confederate state. . . . Extensive and focused. . . . A valuable contribution to understanding the nature of Confederate identity. . . . Essential and instructive."--Southern Historian