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The Plain People of the Confederacy

by Wiley, Bell Irvin and Sproat, John G. and Escott, Paul

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Issue: Winter 2001
ISBN: 1570033625

Reprinted with a new introduction by Paul D. Escott, Bell Irvin Wiley's short but controversial survey of the morale and experiences of southern "plain people" argues that the class-ridden Confederacy was undermined from within.

review of The Plain People of the Confederacy, by Wiley, Bell Irvin, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2001).