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The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Jarret Ruminski


In The Limits of Loyalty, Jarret Ruminski examines the lives of ordinary people in Confederate Mississippi to show how military occupation and the ravages of war tested the meaning of loyalty during the American Civil War. The extent of southern loyalty to the Confederate States of America has long been a subject of historical contention that has resulted in two conflicting conclusions: southern patriotism was either strong enough to carry the Confederacy to the brink of victory or so weak that the Confederacy was doomed to crumble from internal discord. Mississippi, the home state of Confeder ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Mississippi, Nationalism, Loyalty, Slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496813961
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496813961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jarret Ruminski, author