The lost colony of the Confederacy by Eugene C Harter
The lost colony of the Confederacy
Author: Eugene C Harter
Title: The lost colony of the Confederacy
ISBN10: 0878052593
ISBN13: 978-0878052592
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (1985)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1407 kb
Size epub: 1788 kb
Rating: 4.2 ✪
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
The Lost Colony of the Confederacy is the story of a grim, quixotic journey of twenty thousand Confederates to Brazil at the end of the American Civil War.

Although it is not known how many Confederates migrated to South America—estimates range from eight thousand to forty thousand—their departure was fueled by bitterness over a lost cause and a distaste for an oppressive victor. Encouraged by Emperor Dom Pedro, most of these exiles settled in Brazil.

Although at the time of the Civil War the exodus was widely known and discussed as an indicator of the resentment against the Northern invaders and strict governmental measures, The Lost Colony of the Confederacy is the first book to focus on this mass migration.

Eugene Harter vividly describes the lives of these last Confederates who founded their own city and were called Os Confederados. They retained much of their Southernness and lent an American flavor to Brazilian culture. First published in 1985, this work details the background of the exodus and describes the life of the twentiethcentury descendants, who have a strong link both to Southern history and to modern Brazil.

The fires have cooled, but it is useful to understand the intense feelings that sparked the migration to Brazil. Southern ways have melded into Brazilian, and both are linked by the unbreakable bonds of history, as shown in this revealing account.