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Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Bridget Ford

Abstract

This history of the Civil War era reveals how unexpected bonds of union forged among diverse peoples in the Ohio-Kentucky borderlands furthered emancipation through a period of spiraling chaos, violence, and war between 1830 and 1865. Moving beyond familiar arguments about Lincoln’s deft politics or regional commercial ties, Bonds of Union recovers the potent religious, racial, and political attachments holding the country together at one of its most likely breaking points, the Ohio River. Living in a bitterly contested region, the Americans examined here—Protestant and Catholic, black and wh ... More

Keywords: African American, Civil War, Religion, Politics, Ohio, Kentucky, Antislavery, Colonization, Education, Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469626222
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bridget Ford, author

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