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Alliances

Nancy Shoemaker

in A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167924
eISBN:
9780199788996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167924.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Eighteenth-century Europeans and eastern Indians of North America shared in how they structured international alliances as being either (1) between nations relatively equal in power, as in peace ... More


Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood

Nancy Disher Baird (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A well-educated, outspoken member of a politically prominent family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Josie Underwood (1840–1923) left behind one of the few intimate accounts of the Civil War written by a ... More


Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era 1837-1873

Jay Sexton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281039
eISBN:
9780191712753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281039.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The United States was a debtor nation in the mid-19th century, with half of its national debt held overseas. Lacking the resources to develop the nation and to fund the wars necessary to expand and ... More


An Intellectual in Conservative Politics: The Case of Arthur Steel-Maitland

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter outlines perhaps the fullest, earliest Conservative response to Keynes through the ideas of the Conservative politician Arthur Steel–Maitland. These evolved from the time of his ... More


A Radical Recognition of Freedom

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124636
eISBN:
9780813134871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses one question frequently raised by critics of Abraham Lincoln: why did he wait so long to free the slaves of the Confederacy? It states that the unspoken assumptions of these ... More


Union Finance and Diplomacy, 1861–1865

Jay Sexton

in Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era 1837-1873

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281039
eISBN:
9780191712753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281039.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents the twofold international objectives of the Union: to obtain financial and material support abroad while blocking European powers from recognizing and assisting the Confederacy. ... More


Confederate Finance and Diplomacy

Jay Sexton

in Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era 1837-1873

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281039
eISBN:
9780191712753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281039.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes cotton as the key commodity of the 19th-century Atlantic economy. It explains why the Confederacy was given much-needed arms and munitions. It discusses the British cabinet's ... More


Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Robert Tracy McKenzie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the story of a bitterly divided Southern community during the American Civil War. Knoxville was the commercial center of East Tennessee, a prosperous mixed-farming area little reliant on ... More


Gender

Nancy Shoemaker

in A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167924
eISBN:
9780199788996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167924.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Exploring international alliances from another perspective, this chapter analyzes the use of metaphors of gender, sexuality, and kinship in international diplomacy. Soldiers and diplomats, whether ... More


INTRODUCTION

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter establishes the relative inattention of historians to Confederate Appalachia and East Tennessee in particular. It explains the attractiveness of Knoxville, Tennessee, as a ... More


“It is negroes that we are killing now”: The Graysons' Civil War

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

During the Civil War, many Creek Indians (as well as other members of the Five Civilized Tribes) joined the Confederacy. This chapter follows the fate of the Graysons as some family members went ... More


INTRODUCTION

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Major-General Patrick R. Cleburne's plan for the Confederacy to train a large reserve of slaves to become soldiers, the initial rejection, ... More


“A DESPERATE EXPEDIENT”

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter follows the early rise and changing fortunes of the idea of arming and emancipating Confederate slaves during the three-and-a-half years between the war's beginning and the Davis ... More


“WHAT DID WE GO TO WAR FOR?”

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the firestorm of opposition that greeted Davis's November 1864 proposal. In exploring that opposition, it clarifies the ways in which key sectors of the white South identified ... More


BLACK AND GRAY

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines a crucial but often neglected part of the story, one that powerfully influenced the way in which the debate in the Confederacy unfolded. It compares the white Southern ... More


“WE CAN DEVISE THE MEANS”

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter asks how plans to free and arm large numbers of slaves for the Confederacy's defense could square with a commitment to preserving the South's plantation system, unfree black labor, and ... More


“ON THE FOOTING OF SOLDIERS”

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter picks up the narrative thread of Chapter 1, tracing the growth of support for and the eventual enactment of a black-troops law between the end of 1864 and March / April of 1865. It ... More


“LIKE A DROWNING MAN CATCHING AT STRAWS”

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter asks whether, and under what circumstances, the original project of arming and emancipating slaves might have proven viable and might even have altered the outcome of the war. Fierce ... More


CONCLUSION

Bruce Levine

in Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147629
eISBN:
9780199788866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147629.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter offers a balance sheet for this experience and what it reveals about slavery, secession, the Southern war effort, and the connections binding these things together. It ... More


Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research

Paul D. Escott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175355
eISBN:
9780813175683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175355.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The field of Civil War history seems to have reached an inflection point. There is a great amount of interesting new research that departs from long-established channels and seems to be looking in ... More


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