Half-Hours in Southern History


This book offers readers a vivid portrait of the Old South written from a Southern point of view in contrast to the historical accounts "written by her enemies." It was the author's intent to present Southern heroism and achievement in an objective manor, "with malice toward none, with charity for all." This detailed Southern history opens with "The South in Olden Days," its part in the Revolution (complete with its heroes and heroines), the Constitution, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War; followed by an examination of "The Homes That Made Heroes;" "The Hundred Years' Wrangle;" "The Private Soldier and the Sailor;" and "Women of the Confederacy." Subsequent chapters are devoted to: "Lee and His Paladins;" "Jackson and His Foot-Cavalry;" "Shiloh and Its Heroes;" and "The South Since the War," which touches on carpetbaggers, the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. This elegant narrative is enhanced by numerous portraits and an index to full names, places and subjects.


Jno Lesslie Hall, Ph.D.


(1907), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 352 pp.

ISBN: 9781585499885