University of South Carolina Press
Anna Koivusalo examines arch-secessionist James Chesnut’s emotions in The Man Who Started the Civil War: James Chesnut, Honor, and Emotion in the American South. Reviewer R. Boyd Murphree writes that Koivusalo expands our understanding of honor, which she demonstrates was an emotion, “not just a code of conduct.” The Man Who Started the Civil War “is academic in the best sense of the word: analytic, revelatory, and innovative,” Murphree writes.
Murphree, R. Boyd
"The Man Who Started the Civil War: James Chesnut, Honor, and Emotion in the American South,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss4/5