The Women Will Howl: The Union Capture of Roswell and New Manchester, Georgia, and the Forced Relocation of Mill Workers
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In July 1864, General William T. Sherman ordered the arrest and deportation of hundreds of women from the villages of Roswell and New Manchester, Georgia. Branded traitors for their work in the cotton mills which supplied much needed material to the Confederacy, these innocent civilians were torn from their homes and shipped to cities in the North. Drawing on new material not yet published and an exhaustive search of primary sources, this book focuses on the tragic events at Roswell and New Manchester, but encompasses much more. The dramatic story begins with the founding of the Roswell "colony" in the 1830s and continues through the dark days of July 1864 to the war's end and the rebuilding of the Roswell mills. The book includes information on many of the mill workers and explains why the names and experiences of so many others have been lost to history.
Dispelling myth and mystery, The Women Will Howl presents a true and accurate history of this unforgettable story.
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The Women Will Howl
is a superb rendering ... thoroughly and painstakingly researched, well organized, and well presented.
Excellent ... The Lone Star
For a battle and bullet type of guy who avoids reading social history, this has been one fascinating book.
Gary Yee, San Francisco
The book is a Tour de Force! It should stand as the definitive reference on these events.
John C., Roswell, Georgia
This is, by far, the most complete and best
written history of the community of New Manchester ever put between two
covers...The additional information she's recovered has been a wonderful
gift to this community.
Bill Cahill, former president of the Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglas County Sentinel
I think your book is just splendid. Your
prose is engaging, thoughtful, wide-ranging and careful in detail...The
story is compelling.
Helen T., Palo Alto, California
The book itself is handsomely produced,
indexed, and filled with unpublished photographs... I would recommend it
to anyone who wants to understand what the war, and particularly
Sherman’s campaign, meant to the common people of the South.
Fred Ray, TOCWOC
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