Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War, 1860-1870
Crawford, Martin, The Journal of Southern History
Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War, 1860-1870. By W. Todd Groce. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 218. $28.00, ISBN 1-57233-057-0.)
Most scholarly attention to East Tennessee during the 1860s has focused, with justification, on its Unionism. W. Todd Groce argues in this new study that the effect of that focus has been to distort wider understanding of the area's experience in the Civil War. He writes that "the general public has little, if any, notion that East Tennessee possessed a large, vocal, and determined Confederate minority in 1861" (pp. 46-47). In his opening chapters Groce examines the sources of secessionism …
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Publication information: Article title: Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War, 1860-1870. Contributors: Crawford, Martin - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Southern History. Volume: 67. Issue: 3 Publication date: August 2001. Page number: 673. © 2009 Southern Historical Association. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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