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The World the Civil War Made

Gregory Downs and Kate Masur


At the close of the Civil War, it was clear that the military conflict that began in South Carolina and was fought largely east of the Mississippi River had changed the politics, policy, and daily life of the entire nation. In an expansive reimagining of post-Civil War America, the chapters here explore these profound changes not only in the South but also in the Southwest, in the Great Plains, and abroad. Resisting the tendency to use Reconstruction as a catchall, the chapters instead present diverse histories of a postwar nation that stubbornly refused to adopt a unified ideology and remaine ... More

Keywords: military conflict, Civil War, post-Civil War America, South, Southwest, Reconstruction, postbellum America, ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469624181
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Downs, editor

Kate Masur, editor