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“The War Fattens on the Blood of Western Men”: The Limits of Practical Abolitionism on Slavery’s Western Border

Matthew E. Stanley

in The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040733
eISBN:
9780252099175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040733.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter argues that Union soldiers from the Lower Middle West fought primarily to preserve the Union, rather than primarily for black liberation. Yet despite the refusal of many Lower Middle ... More


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