New PDF release: A Forgotten Front: Florida during the Civil War Era

ISBN-10: 0817319824

ISBN-13: 9780817319823

An exam of the understudied, but major function of Florida and its population through the Civil War.

 

In many respects Florida continues to be the forgotten nation of the Confederacy. Journalist Horace Greeley as soon as stated Florida within the Civil conflict because the “smallest tadpole within the soiled pool of secession.” even though it was once the 3rd nation to secede, Florida’s small inhabitants and meager commercial assets made the country of little strategic value. since it was once the positioning of just one significant conflict, it has, with a couple of exceptions, been neglected in the box of Civil battle studies.

 

During the Civil conflict, greater than fifteen thousand Floridians served the Confederacy, a 3rd of that have been misplaced to wrestle and disorder. The Union additionally drew the carrier of one other twelve hundred white Floridians and greater than 1000 unfastened blacks and escaped slaves. Florida had greater than 8 thousand miles of sea coast to protect, and at last came upon itself with Confederates preserving the inner and Federals occupying the coasts—a tenuous scenario for all. Florida’s vast Hispanic and Catholic populations formed wartime heritage in methods distinct from many different states. Florida additionally served as a worthy provider of farm animals, salt, cotton, and different goods to the blockaded South.

 

A Forgotten entrance: Florida throughout the Civil conflict Era offers a much-needed evaluate of the Civil battle in Florida. Editors Seth A. Weitz and Jonathan C. Sheppard offer perception right into a usually missed region of Civil conflict historiography. The essays during this quantity research the main major army engagements and the guerrilla battle necessitated by way of the occupied beach. individuals examine the politics of struggle, starting with the last decade ahead of the outbreak of the struggle via secession and wartime management and view the interval in the course of the lenses of race, slavery, girls, faith, ethnicity, and historic memory.

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