The Last Generation

Carmichael, Peter S.
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press
Analysis of the lives of over 100 Virginians of the last generation to grow up with slavery. Men who spent their formative years in the 1850's were the core of the prosecessionist movement, filled the officer corps of the CSA armies and later pursued home rule and New South economic development after the war. Only in their old age did the mythmaking and storytelling begin, and members of the last generation recast themselves once more as unreconstructed Rebels.
Description (physical):
Hardcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 343 p.
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