We are pleased to announce the publication of our 22nd book...
SOUTHERN GRIT: Sensing the Siege at Petersburg
by Michael Martin
In Southern Grit Michael Martin provides a unique, intimate, human portrayal of the experiences of Confederate soldiers and civilians who endured the ten months’ siege of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865.
Using the records of his great-grandfather Younger Longest and Longest’s comrades in the 26th Virginia Regiment, the author brings home anew the marvelous devotion, determination, endurance and “grit” of the Confederate infantryman of the ranks.
In this time of vicious onslaught against our heritage, here is a message much needed: We are right to celebrate the memory of such Southern people. Says Martin: “Going inside the mind of Younger Longest gives a deep and detailed look at the grit, faith, and resolve that make the Southern people so unique.”
MICHAEL MARTIN is a teacher, writer, and historian with experience working in both public and private schools. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and daughter, where he specializes in early Virginia history, genealogy, and the emerging field of sensory history.
[Mr. Martin been quite prolific on the Abbeville Institute Blog the past couple months. You can check out some of his articles HERE.]
How to Get Yours
SOUTHERN GRIT, is now available at AMAZON and all major online book retail outlets.
Electronic editions are also available on our web site, the Kindle Store, iTunes, Nook, and just about everywhere else. Mash below to get yours today!
Shotwell author Joyce Bennett is interviewed on The Dixie Heritage Hour about her book Maryland, My Maryland: The Cultural Cleansing of a Small Southern State. Check it out below:
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Charleston, SC, the Abbeville Institute will be hosting a conference. The topic will be Attacking Confederate Monuments and Its Meaning for America. They have an impressive slate of speakers, including Shotwell author Kirkpatrick Sale (Emancipation Hell). The keynote address will be Congressman Ben Jones (alias “Cooter” from “Dukes of Hazzard” fame). His topic: “Southern to the Bone, or How to be Happily Unreconstructed in a World Gone Crazy.”
Information and registration details can be found HERE.
We will have a table set-up at this event, so come by and see us if you can!
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