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Virginia's Private War: Feeding the Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861-1865

by Blair, William
Publisher: Oxford Univeristy Press
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Winter 2002
ISBN: 0195140478

Blair's study of the complicated management of national morale shows that the collapse of the Confederate nationalism was not a simple escalation of discontent from the start of the war to the finish. Rather, the book illustrates how complex manipulations of political policy, resources, patriotism, and identity converged to sway public sentiment. Paperback release.

review of Virginia's Private War: Feeding the Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861-1865, by Blair, William, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2002).