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Catholics Rally to the Flag

William B. Kurtz

in Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

With the outbreak of the war in April 1861, thousands of northern Catholics rushed to support the Union cause. They joined local regiments, sometimes congregating in Irish Catholic units such as the ... More


If We Can’t Go with the South Let Us Quit the North: War, Violence, and Neutrality, March–June 1861

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter tracks the course of the Border South during a critical interval in the secession crisis when war breaks out between the United States and the Confederacy. Without a compromise in hand ... More


Every Day’s Delay Weakens the Secessionists and Strengthens the Union: Secession Defeated, June–December 1861

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter covers the last half of 1861 and demonstrates how Unionists within the Border South managed to defeat the secessionists within their midst. This chapter emphasizes the movement away ... More


Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

William B. Kurtz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book argues that the Civil War had a negative impact on the assimilation and acceptance of Catholics in American society. Prior to the start of the conflict, many Catholics felt alienated by ... More


The Blessings of a Home

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War exploded the patriarchal household in the South, the chief building block of the slave system. When enslaved people found shelter and protection under Union auspices, they built free ... More


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

Daniel W. Crofts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This landmark book examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life: his role as the “Great Emancipator.” Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it ... More


The Grandest Spectacle of the Century

Stephen D. Engle

in Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629339
eISBN:
9781469629353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629339.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Describes the summer of 1861, the ongoing northern mobilization and the war along the Border States in the East and West. Also explores the nature of Lincoln’s limited war aims and the push among ... More


Recurring Seasons

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The four seasons influenced the collapse of slavery, not least due to the effects of seasonal changes on military operations. In spring 1862, Union forces launched major offensives into the ... More


“Such a Dirty Set of Creatures”: The Divide between Union Soldiers and Civilians

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the divide that existed between Union soldiers and civilians in the North during the Civil War. It argues that the separation between soldier and civilian was caused by the ... More


The Parting

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Local economic problems are overshadowed by the worsening national crisis over slavery. The election of Abraham Lincoln leads to secession in the Deep South, which Virginia and the other Border ... More


Irreconcilable Differences

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the devastating experience of the Civil War in the border South. The chapter opens with the secession crisis, which gave western Virginians their long-awaited opportunity to ... More


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