The Confederate Home Front, I
Lecture no. 38 from the course: The American Civil War
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The war caused the CSA enormous strains, hardships, and dislocations. Eschewing formal party politics, the CSA's founders hoped to return to a Revolutionary-era ideal. But bitter divisions arose, and the political scene often seemed chaotic and a drag on the war effort. Although most Confederates remained committed to beating the Yankees, economic woes made many doubt their ability to continue the war.