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Southern pride-the notion that the South's character distinguishes it from the rest of the country-had a profound impact on how and why Confederates fought the Civil War, and continued to mold their psyche after they had been defeated. In "Southern Invincibility," award-winning historian Wiley Sword traces the roots of the South's belief in its own superiority and examines the ways in which that conviction contributed to the war effort, even when it became clear that the South would not win. Informed by thorough research, "Southern Invincibility" is the historical investigation of a psychology that continues to define the South.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312263966
ISBN-10: 0312263961
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 150mm x 28mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: St. Martin's Griffin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wiley Sword

Wiley Sword is the author of several Civil War histories, including "Mountains Touched with Fire" and "Embrace an Angry Wind." He has won the Fletcher Pratt Prize for the best book of Civil War history and has been nominated for the Pulitzer, Parkman, Bancroft, and Western Heritage prizes. He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Books By Author Wiley Sword

Mountains Touched with Fire by Wiley Sword

Mountains Touched with Fire

Paperback / softback, April 1997