Richard Griswold del Castillo, Book Review Editor
The Lost Cause: The Confederate Exodus to Mexico.
By Andrew Rolle. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. 251 pages.
The little known history of the Confederate refugees in Mexico after 1865 provides a dramatic topic for this well-documented and authoritative study. Rolle recreates the trials of these adventurers who were promised refuge by Maximillian, Emperor of Mexico, only to join yet another “lost cause” when Juárez defeated the French and their Confederate allies. This is a re-publication in paperback of Rolle’s first edition in 1965 with an updated bibliography.