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Raising the White FlagHow Surrender Defined the American Civil War

Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649726
eISBN:
9781469649740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and it ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. But in the intervening four ... More

Illusions of EmancipationThe Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Joseph P. Reidy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As students of the Civil War have long known, emancipation was not merely a product of Lincoln's proclamation or of Confederate defeat in April 1865. It was a process that required more than legal or ... More

The Last BattlegroundThe Civil War Comes to North Carolina

The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Philip Gerard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

To understand the long march of events in North Carolina from secession to surrender is to understand the entire Civil War-a personal war waged by Confederates and Unionists, free blacks and the ... More

France and the American Civil WarA Diplomatic History

France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History

Stéve Sainlaude

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649948
eISBN:
9781469649962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649948.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

France’s involvement in the American Civil War was critical to its unfolding, but the details of the European power’s role remain little understood. Here, Stève Sainlaude offers the first ... More

Private ConfederaciesThe Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

James J. Broomall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651989
eISBN:
9781469649771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651989.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the ... More

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

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