Confederate Georgia

Confederate Georgia

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Published in 1953, Confederate Georgia describes life in Georgia during the Civil War. T. Conn Bryan presents the political, military, economic, and social aspects of life, including secession, preparations for war, industry and transportation, wartime finance, desertion and disloyalty, women in the conflict, social life and diversions, the press and literary pursuits, education, and religion. Although Georgia's relations with the Confederate government are fully treated, the main emphasis is on activities within the state. Numerous quotations from letters, diaries, and other source materials give a personalized view of the war and capture the spirit of the times.

[A] comprehensive study of life in Georgia during the Civil War . . . The account is clear, realistic, and intimate and is based upon the dominant theme of people constantly making adjustments and adaptations to a new way of life occasioned by the war. . . . [A] distinct contribution to the growing historiography of the South.

—B. H. Nelson, Journal of Negro History

With a fine grasp of Confederate history evident throughout, [Bryan] properly sticks well to Georgia. Political and military events are adequately handled, but Bryan's flair is for the social and economic.

—James W. Silver, Journal of Southern History

An excellent performance. It is organized and written with considerable skill; and its soundness is revealed by the impressive research on which it is based. Seldom does a monograph rest upon such a broad foundation of original sources. It is a model of research.

—Frank L. Owsley, Mississippi Valley Historical Review

About the Author/Editor

T. CONN BRYAN was head of the department of social sciences at North Georgia College from 1948 to 1963. He also taught at Western Carolina College.