The story of the Confederate States of America has been told many times in heroic narratives. In "Confederate Reckoning," historian McCurry tells a very different tale of the Confederate experience.
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
The Civil War is remembered as a war of brother against brother, with women standing innocently on the sidelines. But battlefield realities soon challenged this simplistic understanding of women's place in war. Stephanie McCurry shows that women were indispensable to the unfolding of the Civil War, as they have been--and continue to be--in all wars. With a trio of dramatic stories, McCurry explores unique facets of women's wartime experiences, each...