1862 1ed Confederacy & Secession Civil War Brownlow CSA Soldier Provenance VA

BROWNLOW, William Gannaway

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William Gannaway Brownlow was an American politician during the reconstruction era most known for his book ‘Sketches of the Rise, Progress & Decline of Secession.’ Even though he supported slavery, Brownlow, according to Larned, opposed secession and was imprisoned by the Confederacy for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to the southern government. Larned continues,

“this volume is a reprint of some of his editorials, correspondence, speeches, and experiences during the eventful life in the South. It was written after Brownlow was transported beyond the norther lines and was lecturing in the northern cities. The book is intensely bitter in tone and interestingly chiefly from the author’s personality.”

 

According to Nevins,

“Fascinating experiences of an avowed biased Tennessee Unionist; revealing on conditions in East Tennessee during the first two years of the war.”

 

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1862 1ed Confederacy & Secession Civil War Brownlow CSA Soldier Provenance VA

 

William Gannaway Brownlow was an American politician during the reconstruction era most known for his book ‘Sketches of the Rise, Progress & Decline of Secession.’ Even though he supported slavery, Brownlow, according to Larned, opposed secession and was imprisoned by the Confederacy for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to the southern government. Larned continues,

“this volume is a reprint of some of his editorials, correspondence, speeches, and experiences during the eventful life in the South. It was written after Brownlow was transported beyond the norther lines and was lecturing in the northern cities. The book is intensely bitter in tone and interestingly chiefly from the author’s personality.”

 

According to Nevins,

“Fascinating experiences of an avowed biased Tennessee Unionist; revealing on conditions in East Tennessee during the first two years of the war.”

 

Item number: #9010

Price: $399

 

BROWNLOW, William Gannaway

 

Sketches of the rise, progress, and decline of secession, with a narrative of personal adventures among the rebels, by W.G. Brownlow

 

Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1862. First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [5], 6-458, [8 ads]
    • 14 engraved plates
  • References: Nevins II, p.170; Sabin 8703; Larned 2123;
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • R. Mills, August 26, 1862
      • William R. Mills was a Confederate soldier in the U.S. Civil War from Virginia. He served in the 42nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company G.
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)

 

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Categories

Military & War

Arts & Architecture

Authors

BROWNLOW, William Gannaway

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete