The best one volume study of the late antebellum period, the War, and Reconstruction from a Southern perspective.
The only study of its kind on the Confederate Constitution of 1861.
E. Merton Coulter
The definitive one volume study of the Confederacy by one of the best Southern historians of the twentieth century.
Robert Selph Henry
A riveting one volume narrative of the War and the Southern struggle for independence.
A multi-volume masterpiece.
Walter Brian Cisco
The only sweeping history of the crimes committed against Southern civilians during the War.
A stunning post-revisionist (or unReconstructed) history of the War. Tariffs and economics take center stage.
Gallagher skillfully shows that the men and women who defended the South did so gallantly and that Southern nationalism was not created by a simple defense of slavery.
McPherson uncharacteristically explains why Southern (and Northern) soldiers fought in the War, and it wasn’t slavery for most.
Definitive revelations about the real as opposed to the mythical Lincoln.
Edgar Lee Masters
A major American poet who was born, raised, and lived in Lincoln’s home country in Illinois gives a unique view of the American icon’s life and legacy.
Avery O. Craven
A classic balanced account of the causes of the great War Between the States.
Holt places the issues of the 1850s within the context of power politics. Controlling the Congress took center stage, particularly for the North.
Marshall DeRosa, ed.
Southerners of 1861 explain their reasons for independence from the North.
A new look of the source of the aggressions that led to the War Between the States.
Herman Belz, ed.
Actual documents from the period give a different view of Webster’s alleged triumphal claim of federal supremacy.
D. Jonathan White, ed.
Nine essays on Lincoln’s Northern opponents during the War Between the States.
A leading European historian of the American war of 1861—1865 chronicles the heroic exploits and the scientific and technical achievements of Southern navy men.
Bensel shows how the North used the War to solidify the Hamiltonian economic system and force it on a reluctant America.
Douglas Southall Freeman
An unmatched study on leadership and command by the master Southern historian.
Bart Rhett Talbert
The only history of Maryland that correctly explains the State’s real sympathies before the War.
Sara Agnes Rice Pryor
Howard Ray White
This very original 4-volume study of the War For Southern Independence.
A classic and controversial study of writings by both sides in the War of Southern Independence, by a major American critic.
An explanation and an understanding of his General Lee's character and career.
A new study that places the blame for the War on the North and fanatical abolitionism.