Preview – Weitz & Sheppard (eds.), “A Forgotten Front”

3 07 2018

51O7X8xefjL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_New from The University of Alabama Press is A Forgotten Front: Florida During the Civil War Era, edited by Seth A. Weitz and Jonathan C. Sheppard.

“The essays in this volume examine the most significant military engagements and the guerrilla warfare necessitated by the occupied coastline. Contributors look at the politics of war, beginning with the decade prior to the outbreak of the war through secession and wartime leadership and examine the period through the lenses of race, slavery, women, religion, ethnicity, and historical memory.”

This volume includes ten essays on various facets of Florida’s role in the Civil War.

You get:

  • 226 pages of text, including end of essay notes
  • Introduction (Weitz)
  • Ten essays on: Florida in the crisis of 1850 (Weitz); Race, class, and politics in antebellum Florida (Lauren Thompson);Defense and capture of Amelia Island (Sheppard); Confederate guerrillas in east and central Florida (Zack Waters); Governor John Milton (Boyd Murphee); Religion in Florida during the war (David Parker); Florida’s Civil War legal paradigm (Chris Day); Women in Florida during the war (Tracy Revels); Florida Hispanics during the war (Robert Taylor); The Battle of Olustee and Civil War memory in Florida (David Nelson)
  • 25 page bibliography
  • Contributor biographies
  • Full index