Bitterly Divided lays bare the myth of a united confederacy, revealing that the South was in fact fighting two civil wars; an external one that we know so much about and an internal one about which there is scant literature and virtually no public awareness. A fascinating look at a hidden side of the South's history, historian David Williams shows the powerful and little-understood impact of the thousands of draft resisters, Southern Unionists, fugitive slaves, and other Southerners who opposed the Confederate cause.
David Williams is the author of A People's History of the Civil War, Plain Folk in a Rich Man's War, Johnny Reb's War, and Rich Man's War. A native of Miller County, Georgia, he holds a PhD in history from Auburn University. He is a professor of history at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where for the past twenty years he has taught courses in Georgia history, the Old South, and the Civil War era.