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The F Street MessHow Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Pushing back against the idea that the Slave Power conspiracy was merely an ideological construction, Alice Elizabeth Malavasic argues that some southern politicians in the 1850s did indeed hold an ... More

Union IndivisibleSecession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Michael D. Robinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Many accounts of the secession crisis overlook the sharp political conflict that took place in the Border South states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri. Michael D. Robinson expands the ... More

This Grand ExperimentWhen Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Jessica Ziparo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous ... More

The Stormy PresentConservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846-1865

The Stormy Present: Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846-1865

Adam I. P. Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633893
eISBN:
9781469633909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633893.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this engaging and nuanced political history of Northern communities in the Civil War era, Adam I. P. Smith offers a new interpretation of the familiar story of the path to war and ultimate ... More

The Battle of Peach Tree CreekHood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced the ... More

Midnight in AmericaDarkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Jonathan W. White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War brought upheaval to America, not only in waking hours, but also at night. Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through the sleeping brains of ... More

Sex and the Civil WarSoldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith Giesberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631271
eISBN:
9781469631295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631271.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, carte de visite, playing cards, and stereographs. With a series of ... More

American Civil WarsThe United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

Don H. Doyle (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631097
eISBN:
9781469631110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631097.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

American Civil Wars takes readers away from battlefields and sectional divides to view the conflict from outside the national arena. Contributors to this volume position the conflict squarely in the ... More

Yankee PlagueEscaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Lorien Foote

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630557
eISBN:
9781469630571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630557.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the winter of 1864, more than 3,000 Federal prisoners of war escaped from Confederate prison camps into South Carolina and North Carolina, often with the aid of local slaves. Their flight ... More

Gathering to Save a NationLincoln and the Union's War Governors

Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Stephen D. Engle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629339
eISBN:
9781469629353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629339.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This work examines the role of Union governors in the Civil War and how these politicians were pivotal in securing victory. In a time of limited federal authority, governors were an essential part of ... More

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