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- DescriptionAt 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 essays in this volume explore these profound changes t only in the South but also in the Southwest, the Great Plains, and abroad. Resisting the tendency to use Reconstruction as a catchall, the contributors instead present diverse histories of a postwar nation that stubbornly refused to adopt a unified ideology and remained violently in flux. Portraying the social and political landscape of postbellum America writ large, this volume demonstrates that by breaking the boundaries of region and race and moving past existing critical frameworks, we can appreciate more fully the competing and often contradictory ideas about freedom and equality that continued to define the United States and its place in the nineteenth-century world. Contributors include Amanda Claybaugh, Laura F. Edwards, Crystal N. Feimster, C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, Steven Hahn, Luke E. Harlow, Stephen Kantrowitz, Barbara Krauthamer, K. Stephen Prince, Stacey L. Smith, Amy Dru Stanley, Kidada E. Williams, and Andrew Zimmerman.
- Author BiographyGregory P. Downs is associate professor of history at City College of New York, USA. Kate Masur is associate professor of history at Northwestern University, USA.
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2015
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleThe Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Note4 halftones, 1 map
- Weight525 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byGregory Downs,Kate Masur
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