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Gone With the Wind : The Three Day Premiere in Atlanta
By author: Herb Bridges
Product Code: P431
ISBN: 9780881462456
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Gone With the Wind is one of the most beloved novels and movies of all time. Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel has sold millions of copies world-wide and has been translated into numerous languages. This photographic essay contains photographs of the stars, of Atlanta before, during, and after the premiere event, and of the citizens of the city who turned out not just for the movie but for receptions, the premiere ball, and other events. From movie stars to horse-drawn carriages, from a transformed theater to Gone With the Wind merchandise, this is the book that takes you back to an event often neglected in the Gone With the Wind story.

Griswoldville
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P396
ISBN: 9780881461688
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
A tiny but valuable component of the South’s military industrial complex, Griswoldville became a target of union forces in 1864. After a glancing blow by Stoneman’s Raiders in late summer, the town was obliterated during Sherman’s infamous march to the sea. Based on primary sources, Griswoldville charts the rise of Connecticut Yankee Samuel Griswold from tinware peddler to industrial magnate and details the history of Griswoldville from its creation to its destruction.

Here's a Letter from Thy Dear Son: Letters of a Georgia Family during the Civil War Era
Edited by: Edward H. Pulliam
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1040
ISBN: 9780881469110
Availability: In stock
Price: $50.00
Through the intimacy of personal letters, this primary-source exploration of the Civil War era tells the compelling story of the young men and women of a North Georgia farming family of modest means as they seek places in their quiet communities in the 1850s, live the trauma of the Civil War on the battlefield and at home, and for those who survive, strive to regain peace in a changed world and begin life anew. Their writing concerns Baptist camp meetings, courting rituals, war-rousing speeches, dashes across battlefields, Tories on the home front, and night riders of the Ku Klux Klan.

I Thank the Lord I Am Not a Yankee: Selections from Fanny Andrews's Wartime and Postwar Journals
Edited by: Stephen Davis
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1036
ISBN: 9780881468892
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In December 1864, twenty-four year-old Eliza Frances ("Fanny") Andrews began a journal that she would maintain through August 1865. For a few years after the war Miss Andrews kept another diary (or rather an extension of her first one) and excerpted sections are printed herein. Chosen are those passages most expressive of her Confederate patriotism, Southern pride (even in defeat), and continued excoriation of Yankees.

In His Own Words: Houston Hartsfield Holloway’s Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia
Product Code: H909
ISBN: 9780881465457
Product Format: Book
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Houston Hartsfield Holloway (1844–1917) was born enslaved in upcountry Georgia, taught himself to read and write, learned the blacksmith trade, was emancipated by Union victory in 1865, and served as an ordained traveling preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1870 to 1883. He devoted the remainder of his life to his family, his blacksmith trade, and his local church. Holloway’s 24,000-word autobiography offers a rare working-class perspective on life during some of the most transformative years of US history. Footnotes provide supplementary biographical information for nearly two hundred relatives, neighbors, friends, and coworkers named in Holloway’s narrative. An appendix includes nineteen extended biographical sketches. The book is illustrated with photographs and three detailed maps of Holloway’s home neighborhoods and preaching assignments.

In the Land of the Living: Wartime Letters by Confederates from the Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia
Edited by: Ray Mathis   With: Douglas Clare Purcell
Product Code: H901
ISBN: 9780881465242
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This unique book, originally published in a limited edition in 1982 and out of print for many years, is the most comprehensive collection of Civil War letters written by residents of Southeastern Alabama and Southwestern Georgia to be published. Poignant in emotion, informative in detail, and broad in scope, the correspondence contained here provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the Civil War and its effect on individuals and families from an intensely personal perspective. The writers, the great majority of them unlettered and expressing themselves in a disarmingly honest manner in their heartfelt missives, collectively paint a compelling portrait of a watershed moment in national history from a regional viewpoint. They make well-known events tangible and lesser-known sidebars illuminating.

Incidents in the Life of Cecilia Lawton: A Memoir of Plantation Life, War, and Reconstruction in Georgia and South Carolina
Edited by: Karen Stokes   Foreword by: James Everett Kibler
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H996
ISBN: 9780881467659
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Cecilia Lawton's life was changed forever when the bloodiest war in American history began in 1861. The daughter of a wealthy Georgia plantation owner, she was married at the age of sixteen and went to live at her husband's plantation in South Carolina, but a few months later, she found herself fleeing from the army of General William T. Sherman as it ravaged the state. She observed the aftermath of this brutal campaign in Georgia and South Carolina, writing of what she saw in vivid, horrific detail. Told in her own words, this is the true story of Cecilia Lawton, a young woman who faced incredible challenges with determination and courage.

Into Tennessee and Failure: John Bell Hood
By author: Stephen Davis
Product Code: H998
ISBN: 9780881467673
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
INTO TENNESSEE AND FAILURE is the second volume of Stephen Davis's study of John Bell Hood's generalship in 1864. Davis's theme in Volume One was the ambition that drove Hood to seek higher and higher rank. Here, while recognizing Hood's loyalty to the Confederate cause, he discerns Hood's unflattering traits: questioning the courage of his men, bickering with other generals, and concealing from his superiors the extent of his disaster in Tennessee.

Invisible Hero: Patrick R. Cleburne
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H756
ISBN: 9780881461084
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Invisible Hero: Patrick R. Cleburne presents a level of detail that is unsurpassed in the study of this significant figure, focusing on the military and political aspects of his service while avoiding the social or personal sidelights found in a general biography. Battles and movements are explained in an objective light, exposing his triumphs as well as his failures, his assets as well as his shortcomings. The result has been an analysis of a man unappreciated by his own government, yet widely regarded as the finest infantry officer in the Western Theatre.

Jefferson Davis’s Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves
By author: Philip D. Dillard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H928
ISBN: 9780881466058
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Jefferson Davis faced the greatest crisis of his Confederate presidency in the fall of 1864. Stunning Union victories and thinning army ranks forced Davis to decide whether independence or slavery was most important. In November, Davis called on Congress to reconsider the role of the slave in the Southern war effort. His goal was not simply to find more men for Lee’s army but rather to create a new Confederate identity based in the experience of war rather than in the shadows of the Old South. inal campaign by convincing many Southerners that the Confederate nation was more important than the institution of slavery.

Joe Brown's Army: The Georgia State Line 1862-1865
Product Code: P119
ISBN: 9780865542624
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Of all the defense forces raised in Confederate Georgia, the Georgia State Line-two regiments of conscription-age soldiers-stands alone as an organization unique in origin and service. This book, the only extensive treatment of a Georgia state military organization during the Civil War, traces the history of the State Line regiments as they participated in every Confederate campaign waged in Georgia during their existence.

Joe Brown's Pets : The Georgia Militia, 1862-1865
Product Code: H655
ISBN: 9780865548831
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
William Scaife and William Bragg have written not only the first history of the Georgia Militia during the Civil War, but have produced the definitive history of this militia. Using original documents found in the Georgia Department of Archives and History that are too delicate for general public access, Scaife and Bragg were granted special permission to research the material.

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