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Mobile as a Confederate City,

bullet Amos, Harriet E. Cotton City: Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1985.

Chapters 8 and 9 analyze Mobilians' late antebellum pursuit of railroads, direct trade, and manufacturing, all as means to enhance progress and southern independence.

bullet __________. `All-Absorbing Topics': Food and Clothing in Confederate Mobile." Atlanta Historical Journal 22 (1978): 17-28.

Article deals with food, clothing, and other shortages brought on by the tightening blockade.

bullet Bergeron, Arthur Jr. Confederate Mobile. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

This is a scholarly study concentrating largely on the Confederate defenses of Mobile.

bullet Doss, Harriet E. Amos. "City of Mobile." Encyclopedia of the Confederacy, edited by Richard N. Current, 4 vols. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993. 3: 1057-1059.

This is a concise account of the city's experience apart from the Battle of Mobile Bay, which has a separate entry in the Encyclopedia.