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Behind the Lines in the Southern Confederacy

by Charles W. Ramsdell

Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History

136 pages / 5.50 x 8.50 inches / 1 halftone

Civil War

  Paperback / 9780807121863 / May 1997

“A candid and truthful appraisal of the economic, financial, and social problems the Confederacy had to face.”—Saturday Review of Literature

In this groundbreaking study, Charles W. Ramsdell maintains that deficiencies on the homefront were fundamental to the collapse of the Confederacy. The war, he argues, raised unexpected problems that the southern people were unprepared to solve. Weakened and demoralized, the civilian population could not adequately support its armies, causing the Confederacy to break down from within long before the military situation appeared desperate. 

Charles W. Ramsdell (1877-1942) was professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Reconstruction in Texas and A School History of Texas.

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