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When the Yankees Came

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Hardcover, 199 pages
Published December 31st 1977 by Dietz Press
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Mar 07, 2010 Justin rated it really liked it
A much underappreciated perspective (civilian) on the War Between the States. This book is at times sporadic, but in large part, very informative. It provides a detailed first hand depiction of how a family lost everything, endured, and succeeded in a drastically transformed region. It proves relevant to anyone interested in the history of the Peninsula by covering roughly 80 years of change in Newport News, Virginia.
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“I have never yet gotten entirely over the feeling that a Yankee, on account of his peculiar teachings and bringing-up, is far inferior to the better class of Southern people. I do not believe the world ever saw or will ever again see, unless the millennium comes, such high state of civilization and culture and exalted virtue as was the Southern states prior to the war. I have yet to find one Yankee, thought I do not say there are none, who, when the money test is made, will not for his own interest do some small or little thing, and often mean thing, if it is to his advantage to do so.

Writing as I now do after the lapse of nearly 40 years (and years do soften, and old age ought to) one may somewhat judge my feeling about the Yankees when the war ended.”
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