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William C. Davis, "one of the best and most prolific historians of the American Civil War" (James M. McPherson, author of "Battle Cry of Freedom)," offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any other. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented number of archives, ranging from the 800-odd newspapers in operation during the war to the personal writings of more than 100 leaders and common citizens, Davis reveals the Confederacy through the words of the Confederates themselves." Look Away " recounts all the epic sagas -- as well as those little-known and long-forgotten -- about a desperate government that socialized the salt industry, rangers and marauders who preyed on their fellow Confederates, and the systematic breakdown of law and order in some states. A dramatic, definitive account of one of our nation's most searing episodes, "Look Away " shows us a South divided against itself, unable to stand.
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Contents Preface The Foretelling Dixie's Land * Guiding the Whirlwind * Shadowy Words, Shadowy Meanings * Visions of Breakers Ahead * The Struggle for a Confederate Democracy The Opening Guns * Men but Not Brothers * Law and Disorder The Season of Lee *"Proving Our Loyalty by Starvation" *"We Are Done Gone Up the Spout" The Year of Decision * The Enemy Within * Cotton Communism, Whiskey Welfare, and Salt Socialism The Struggle to Hold On * The States in Their Sovereignty * The Power and the Ignominy in Richmond *"Growlers & Traitors" An End to Valor * The End? Abbreviations Used in the Source Citations Notes Bibliography Index

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Jeffrey D. Wert author of Gettysburg: Day Three A brilliant, perceptive, and masterful study of the Confederacy. Look Away! engrosses and it enlightens. It is a splendid book. Jay Winik National Review An important resource for students of the Civil War South...Davis makes a convincing case that the Confederacy at home, much like its northern counterpart, was often dangerously divided. Gary W. Gallagher The Washington Post [A] solid...comprehensive history of the Confederacy.

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