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“What If I Am a Woman”: Black Women’s Campaigns for Sexual Justice and Citizenship

Crystal N. Feimster

in The World the Civil War Made

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624181
eISBN:
9781469624204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624181.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on African American women's resistance to sexual violence during the transition from slavery to freedom and how their campaigns against rape influenced national debates about the ... More


Introduction

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to explore the dynamic of power and liberty by examining seven major themes in American constitutional history—federalism, balance of ... More


The African American Struggle for Citizenship Rights in the Northern United States during the Civil War

Joseph P. Reidy

in Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785690
eISBN:
9780814785737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785690.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the responses of free blacks to the Civil War. During the war, African American volunteers from the Northern states took up the cause of citizenship rights where the military ... More


Restoration, 1865–1866

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the ebb and flow of Unionism in the south. It analyzes President Andrew Johnson's pardoning policy; southern movements aimed at rebuilding white militia to keep order and hold ... More


Epilogue

Bridget Ford

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This concluding chapter describes Louisville’s “Emancipation Day,” which took place on July 4, 1865. Orchestrated by the city’s leading black churches, this remarkable day saw slavery declared ... More


Epilogue Two: John A. Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Epilogue Two shows how the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment—the enlarged definition of national citizenship, and the requirement that states provide equal protection, due process, and ... More


The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Barbara A. Gannon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the years after the Civil War, black and white Union soldiers who survived the horrific struggle joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)—the Union army's largest veterans' organization. This ... More


Enlightenment

Bridget Ford

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter argues that writers and educators in the Ohio River valley helped to make enlightenment a powerful bond of union before the Civil War by imagining a world in which every person ... More


The Founding Fathers Reconsidered

R. B. Bernstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199832576
eISBN:
9780190254674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832576.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book presents an overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as the “Founding Fathers” — who got as close to the ... More


The Revolutionary Constitution

David J. Bodenhamer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect union—not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, the United States no longer operates ... More


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