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North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction
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North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Paul D. Escott

Abstract

Although North Carolina was a “home front” state rather than a battlefield state for most of the Civil War, it was heavily involved in the Confederate war effort and experienced many conflicts as a result. North Carolinians were divided over the issue of secession, and changes in race and gender relations brought new controversy. Blacks fought for freedom, women sought greater independence, and their aspirations for change stimulated fierce resistance from more privileged groups. Republicans and Democrats fought over power during Reconstruction and for decades thereafter disagreed over the mea ... More

Keywords: North Carolinians, home front, Civil War, Confederate war effort, Reconstruction, Tar Heel State

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832226
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807837269_escott

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul D. Escott, editor

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