Why the south lost the war and other things I don"t understand by Bo Whaley

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Published by Rutledge Hill Press in Nashville, Tenn .

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  • Southern States -- Humor.

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StatementBo Whaley.
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LC ClassificationsPN6231.S64 W44 1992
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Pagination189 p. :
Number of Pages189
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Open LibraryOL1704614M
ISBN 101558531610
LC Control Number92005854
OCLC/WorldCa25633080

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Despite the fact that the book points out the corrosive effects of slavery on Confederate self-image, given the disapproval of the rest of the civilized world to their peculiar institution and the susceptibility of their civil religion to guilt over slavery and race-based oppression and a fatalistic belief in divine providence shared by Abraham Lincoln, among others, there are still some areas where this book is by:   My collaborators and I, in our book Why the South Lost the Civil War, laid out our theory, which is that the South lost the Civil War because it didn’t really want to win badly enough.

Defeat was ultimately due to a loss of collective will. If Lee was right, historians need not look south of the Mason-Dixon line to explain the war’s outcome: the answer is simply the old story of the biggest battalions winning.

That was certainly how things looked in the bitter final year of the war, when Union armies vastly outnumbered and outgunned ragbag Confederate forces.

Despite its intriguing thesis, Why the South Lost the Civil War suffers from three problems. First, the authors repeat themselves too much, often mudding the water of their argument.

The reader would benefit from a clearer and more succinct argument. Second. Our people in – were NOT in fidelity to or with Him, and that is the main and most important “reason” why we lost The War. That is also the predicate for why there were so many “Revivals” in our forces during The War.

Spiritually, we knew we were “outside Him,” and were spiritually moved to call upon Him in Christ. But the American Civil War, like any war, was not simple. The North and South engaged each other for four long years.

More than half a million people were killed. Families were torn apart, towns destroyed. And in the end, the South lost. For the past years Americans have argued over the reasons for the Confederacy’s downfall.

In this widely heralded book first published infour historians consider the popularly held explanations for southern defeat-state-rights disputes, inadequate military supply and strategy, and the Union blockade-undergirding their discussion with a chronological account of the war's progress.

The reasons for the Union victory are usually described as advantages in three areas: resources, strategy, and performance on the battlefield. While it is true that the North ultimately bested the South in all three, these advantages were for much of the war either not as great as they appear now, or were not well-applied; and the forces of the Confederacy had some considerable advantages.

How The South Lost The War But Won The Narrative. a book about Civil War memory in the South. “Coon-ard Lines: Boat Ticket to AFRICA,” reads one ’90s-era item I.

But the American Civil War, like any war, was not simple. The North and South engaged each other for four long years. More than half a million people were killed. Families were torn apart, towns destroyed. And in the end, the South lost.

For the past years Americans have argued over the reasons for the Confederacy's downfall. In this widely heralded book first published infour historians consider the popularly held explanations for southern defeat--state-rights disputes, inadequate military supply and strategy, and the Union blockade--undergirding their discussion with a chronological account of the war's progress.3/5(2).

Did The North Win Or Did The South Lose The Civil War. There are a few reasons why the South lost the Civil War. One reason is that the North not only outmanned the South but also at almost every point, militarily. The South was also outclassed industrially. If it was not for European recognition and military aid the South would have never had.

In this widely heralded book first published infour historians consider the popularly held explanations for southern defeat--state-rights disputes, inadequate military supply and strategy, and the Union blockade--undergirding their discussion with a chronological account of the war's progress/5(8).

Why the North Won the Civil War by David Donald: Reflection on the economic, military, diplomatic, political, and social reasons the South lost. Words | 6 Pages Why the North Won the Civil War Historians have argued inconclusively for years over the prime reason for Confederate defeat in the Civil War.

There are a few reasons why the South lost the Civil War. One reason is that the North not only outmanned the South but also at almost every point, militarily.

The South was also outclassed industrially. If it was not for European recognition and military aid the South would have never had a. This is a summary and review of Kendall D. Gott’s Where The South Lost The War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February (Stackpole Books, ).

Gott’s book is a slightly revisionist view of the Henry-Donelson Campaign and was a very good read. The other was a new farming practice, known as sharecropping, that would ultimately make life more difficult for both ex-slaves and poor whites.

Starting a new life For more than 3 million African Americans, the whole of life post–Civil War had become pretty darn confusing. I considered this book to be an interesting and quite a complex book which integrated all facets of Civil War elements to explained why the South lost the Civil War.

To fully appreciate this book, you have to be pretty well knowledgable about Civil War and understand it without regional bias. The south lost due to the inadequacy of resources, both material and human, relative to the North. The North was an industrial power with the capacity to manufacture whatever it needed to conduct the war.

The South was almost entirely agricultural. The authors’ intent in this work is to encourage a new and complex interpretation of why the South lost the Civil War.

This book was partly a response to David Donald’s work, Why the North Won the Civil War, which was published in A main point of emphasis for the authors is attacking commonly accepted explanations for Southern defeat. Why did the South Lose the Civil War?Beginning as a battle of army versus army, the war became a conflict of society against society.

In this kind of war, the ability to mobilize economic resources, the effectiveness of political leadership, and a society’s willingness to keep up the fight despite setbacks, are as crucial to the outcome as success or failure on the battlefields. Even before the Civil War, the slave South and the free North weren’t so unconnected.

A recent run of important historical studies have set themselves against the view of the antebellum South. The thesis of this book is that the South lost the War because of insufficient nationalism.

To call this argument preposterous is to be kind. Out of a white population of nine million the South lost a quarter of a million dead and many times that number in wounded. The South kept fighting until every Southern city was controlled by the Union.

The titles of four books reveal just some of the central themes of this argument: Why the North Won the Civil War (); How the North Won (); Why the South Lost the Civil War (); Why the Confederacy Lost (). Answers to these why and how questions fall into two general categories: external and internal.

Edward Bonekemper's The Myth of the Lost Cause is a compact and persuasive little book that demolishes the various myths underpinning neo-Confederate Lost Cause mythology, chief among them that the South seceded from the Union to preserve "states' rights", not slavery, and that Robert E.

Lee was the greatest general of the war, only succumbing /5(75). Why Did the South Lose the American Civil War. By Staff Writer Last Updated Apr 8, PM ET. The Confederacy lost the Civil War for a variety of reasons, chief among them a lack of resources and manpower.

The North had more soldiers, more manufacturing and agricultural capacity, and the ability to blockade Southern ports. The. The war was lost by the Confederates in the West and won by the Federals in the West. I don't see how you could even question that. In the crucial theater of the war, the Confederacy did not have a competent commanding general.

WILLIAM C. DAVIS The South lost the war because the North and Abraham Lincoln were determined to win it. ROBERT KRICK. THE WAR WITH THE SOUTH, HANDSOMELY BOUND AND EXTENSIVELY ILLUSTRATED (CIVIL WAR) TOMES, Robert and SMITH, Benjamin G.

The War with the South: A History of the Great American Rebellion; being a complete Narrative of the Origin and Progress of the War, with Biographical Sketches of Leading Statesmen, Naval and Military Commanders, etc.

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Beginning as a battle of army versus army, the war became a conflict of society against society. In this kind of war, the ability to mobilize economic resources, the effectiveness of political leadership, and a society’s willingness to keep up the fight despite setbacks, are as crucial to the outcome as.

The Lost Cause of the Confederacy, or simply the Lost Cause, is an American pseudo-historical, negationist ideology that advocates the belief that the cause of the Confederate States during the American Civil War was a just and heroic one.

This ideology has furthered the belief that slavery was just and moral, because it brought economic notion was used to perpetuate racism and. Get this from a library. Why the South lost the Civil War. [Richard E Beringer; Herman Hattaway; Archer Jones; Still N Jr William; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University.

Libraries)] -- Offers a chronological account of the Civil War, reexamines theories for the South's defeat, and analyzes Confederate and Union military strategy. Why north won and why south lost have intrigued historians to pinpoint on the exact reason for south losing the civil war.

I blame Jefferson Davis head of the confederacy poor leadership and lack of getting along with his generals, the state’s rights prevented unification of the south, the south’s failure of recognition by England and France.

In school, children are taught that the Civil War was fought by an abolitionist North attempting to right the wrongs of slavery in the South, led by.

The former Confederate states have continually mythologized the South’s defeat to the North, depicting the Civil War as unnecessary, or as a fight over states’ Constitutional rights, or as a David v.

Goliath struggle in which the North waged “total war” over an underdog South. In The Myth of the Lost Cause, historian Edward Bonekemper deconstructs The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the.

This is a good book to help you understand that wars are often fought, won, and lost by people you’d never expect could influence the process. My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd. A British soldier turned journalist who craves combat like a drug addict is sent to report on the exploding crisis and genocide in Bosnia.The American civil war began in with a victory for the North.

Over the four years the war lasted families were divided and over half a millions people died. There are a number of reasons to why the South lost the civil war and why the North won.

The South had a much smaller army and navy which was a significant factor to why the North won.The South won the Civil War. History says that the North won but in my opinion that is not true. The North won the fighting but what were they fighting for?

They were fighting to end slavery. They did not achieve this goal. Yes, slavery was legally abolished but it started right back up again in other forms.

First there was sharecropping.

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