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Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861 (Large Print) (Civil War America)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Compelling. . . . This superb study effectively engages previous scholarship and fills a neat niche in the literature."

-America's Civil War "A must read. . . . Ground breaking . . . the best book out this year."

-Authentic Campaigner "Noe has provided the Civil War enthusiast with a fascinating presentation of excellent research. His study fills a gap in our understanding of all the men who fought for the Confederacy."

-New York Journal of Books "With insight and skill, Noe hands down some provocative judgments."

-Civil War Book Review "The writing is excellent, the research is complete and the analysis on target. . . . If you want a challenging, thought-provoking book, you will be hard pressed to find a better candidate."

-TOCWOC-A Civil War Blog "An absorbing study. . . . Uncovers some very interesting and thought-provoking material. . . . This excellent book provides a more complete portrait of Johnny Reb. . . . Highly recommended."

-Choice "Absorbing and thought-provoking. . . . Such impressive scholarly analysis and writing, coupled with quality design and materials, make this a captivating volume that all students of the Civil War in general and the Confederacy in particular will want to read."

-Civil War News "An absorbing study. . . . Thought provoking. . . . This excellent book provides a more complete portrait of Johnny Reb. . . Highly recommended."

-Choice "Those attracted to Civil War history and those interested in the interrelationships between culture and war in varied historical contexts should find this work of interest."

-The Courier "An enjoyable and informative read. Noe provides outstanding historiographical commentary. . . . Also weaves in some acute insights. . . . An excellent book that both expands the debate over wartime motivation and adds further nuance to the complexity of the Confederate mindset."

-American Historical Review "Readers will find this an interesting [study] on a previously unaddressed element of Civil War history."

-The Post and Courier "A valuable monograph, which will stand with books by James McPherson and Bell Wiley among standards on Confederate soldiers. . . . Noe presents insights not only into these late comers, but also into those who came early and remained throughout the war. . . . The publications of books like this one demonstrates the vitality of such study and the potential for public learning. . . . We need more books like this one to document facts."

-Review of Politics "This fine study . . . answers questions about motivation and enlistment that have hovered over the field for generations. . . . The strengths of Noe's book lie in his clear prose, deep research, and persuasive analysis."

-Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Synopsis:

After the feverish mobilization of secession had faded, why did Southern men join the Confederate army? Kenneth Noe examines the motives and subsequent performance of "later enlisters." He offers a nuanced view of men who have often been cast as less patriotic and less committed to the cause, rekindling the debate over who these later enlistees were, why they joined, and why they stayed and fought.

Noe refutes the claim that later enlisters were more likely to desert or perform poorly in battle and reassesses the argument that they were less ideologically savvy than their counterparts who enlisted early in the conflict. He argues that kinship and neighborhood, not conscription, compelled these men to fight: they were determined to protect their families and property and were fueled by resentment over emancipation and pillaging and destruction by Union forces. But their age often combined with their duties to wear them down more quickly than younger men, making them less effective soldiers for a Confederate nation that desperately needed every able-bodied man it could muster.

Reluctant Rebels places the stories of individual soldiers in the larger context of the Confederate war effort and follows them from the initial optimism of enlistment through the weariness of battle and defeat.

Reluctant Rebels places the stories of individual soldiers in the larger context of the Confederate war effort and follows them from the initial optimism of enlistment through the weariness of battle and defeat.

About the Author

Kenneth W. Noe is Draughon Professor of History at Auburn University. He is author or editor of five books, including Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807879108
Author:
Noe, Kenneth W.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil War; Confederacy; military; slavery; soldiers; Confederate soldiers; mobilization; secession crisis; fighting motive; James McPherson; war enlistees; late enlistees; Confederate Cause; patriotism; battle performance; individual soldiers; Confederate
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Confederacy
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Confederate soldiers
Subject:
mobilization
Subject:
secession crisis
Subject:
fighting motive
Subject:
James McPherson
Subject:
war enlistees
Subject:
late enlistees
Subject:
Confederate Cause
Subject:
Patriotism
Subject:
battle performance
Subject:
individual soldiers
Subject:
Confederate war efforts
Subject:
United states
Subject:
savvy
Subject:
battle perf
Subject:
ormance
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Confede
Subject:
rate war efforts
Subject:
fighting m
Subject:
otive
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , After the feverish mobilization of secession had faded, why did Southern men join the Confederate army? Kenneth Noe examines the motives and subsequent performance of "later enlisters." He offers a nuanced view of men who have often been cast as less patriotic and less committed to the cause, rekindling the debate over who these later enlistees were, why they joined, and why they stayed and fought.

Noe refutes the claim that later enlisters were more likely to desert or perform poorly in battle and reassesses the argument that they were less ideologically savvy than their counterparts who enlisted early in the conflict. He argues that kinship and neighborhood, not conscription, compelled these men to fight: they were determined to protect their families and property and were fueled by resentment over emancipation and pillaging and destruction by Union forces. But their age often combined with their duties to wear them down more quickly than younger men, making them less effective soldiers for a Confederate nation that desperately needed every able-bodied man it could muster.

Reluctant Rebels places the stories of individual soldiers in the larger context of the Confederate war effort and follows them from the initial optimism of enlistment through the weariness of battle and defeat.

Reluctant Rebels places the stories of individual soldiers in the larger context of the Confederate war effort and follows them from the initial optimism of enlistment through the weariness of battle and defeat.

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