Year in the South 1865 The True Story of Four Ordinary People Who Lived Through the Most Tumultuous Twelve Months in American History

ISBN-10: 0060582480
ISBN-13: 9780060582487
Edition: 2004
Authors: Stephen V. Ash
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Description: A slave determined to gain freedom, a widow battling poverty and despair, a man of God grappling with spiritual and worldly troubles, and a former Confederate soldier seeking a new life. They lived in the South during 1865 -- a year that saw war,  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A slave determined to gain freedom, a widow battling poverty and despair, a man of God grappling with spiritual and worldly troubles, and a former Confederate soldier seeking a new life. They lived in the South during 1865 -- a year that saw war, disunion, and slavery give way to peace, reconstruction, and emancipation. Between January and December 1865, these four people witnessed, from very different vantage points, the death of the Old South and the birth of the New South. Civil War historian Stephen V. Ash reconstructs their daily lives, their fears and hopes, and their frustrations and triumphs in vivid detail -- telling a dramatic story of real people in a time of great upheaval and offering a fresh perspective on a pivotal moment in history.

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Preface
Prologue: Four Southerners
Winter
Louis Hughes
Cornelia McDonald
John Robertson
Samuel Agnew
Spring
Samuel Agnew
John Robertson
Cornelia McDonald
Louis Hughes
Summer
Louis Hughes
Samuel Agnew
Cornelia McDonald
John Robertson
Fall and Another Winter
John Robertson
Cornelia McDonald
Louis Hughes
Samuel Agnew
Epilogue: 1866 and Beyond
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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