University of North Carolina Press
Since the publication of Bertram Wyatt-Brown’s groundbreaking work, Southern Honor, it has become something of a cliché to describe white southern males as honor-bound and independent. Antebellum southern men were analyzed almost exclusively through this prism as a way to make sense of their public personas and the communities that supported their rash, aggressive actions. Historians have thankfully begun rendering the interior and public lives of southern men as something more than the sum of their outward appearances.
"Private Confederacies: The Emotional World of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss1/3