How did slavery work in the United States? Why did the south split off? Did the southerners have the right to decide? Was Abraham Lincoln Always an Abolitionist? Was General Lee the best soldier in the Civil War? How were the rebel soldiers? Why did southern whites who had no slaves fight? What did South African women do in the conflict? Could the Confederation Win? What happened to the Confederate gold? Why did white supremacism survive? How do literature and film treat the Confederation? Why are Confederate monuments being demolished?
These and other topics are analyzed in this book, which provides a global analysis of the Confederation and the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 from a social, cultural, legal, economic, and military perspective that is indicted in existing Spanish language publications. It is a play about the most dramatic moment in United States history and its projection in the current polemics over Confederate symbols. Indeed, the old south was a class society based on slavery and white supremacism, but only a quarter of southern whites owned slaves. Learn how the Confederation could have won the American Civil War and why General Robert E. Lee was considered a myth in the south. Numerous details on battles, equipment, weapons, tactics and strategies are provided. For example, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederation’s supreme moment, what is known as the Pickett’s indictment is brought up.
A book that delves into the most dramatic moment in United States history. Recent historiography suggests that it was the defense of slavery that motivated the secession of the southern states and ultimately the civil war. This shows how much of this narrative is true and how much is the product of propaganda, myth, or manipulation. The author analyzes the social and cultural perspective of this conflict. Literature and cinema are also present in this book. It is divided into 18 chapters and has very detailed documentation, including an extensive photo album, numerous maps of military operations, sights and reenactments. The military part of interest is in Chapter 8 (The Confederate Army), which covers strategy, tactics, infantry, light weapons, cavalry, and artillery. The evolution of the war is discussed in Chapter 9 and the causes of defeat are discussed in the 10th.
The author is Emilio Ablanedo Reyes. He is a member of the Supreme Advocate Board of the Social Security Agency. He was adjunct professor at the University of Barcelona for twelve years and sub-delegate of the government in Barcelona and Tarragona between 2012 and 2018. A huge history fan specializing in the United States Civil War, he has written various articles and given informative conferences on the matter. (Gabriel Cortina)
Confederation. The Confederate States of America and the Civil War (1861-1865)
Emilio Ablanedo Reyes
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