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Southern Invincibility: A History of the Confederate Heart

by Sword, Wiley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Issue: Fall 1999
ISBN: 0312203667

Wiley Sword, a past Fletcher Pratt Prize recipient, returns with Southern Invincibility, which argues that "a lack of reason" led the South to false confidence about victory. Ironically, this noble pride is also what sustained the South during Reconstruction.

review of Southern Invincibility: A History of the Confederate Heart, by Sword, Wiley, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 1999).