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Shifting Grounds: Nationalism and the American South, 1848–1865

Paul Quigley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735488
eISBN:
9780199918584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735488.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1848 and 1865 white southerners felt the grounds of nationhood shift beneath their feet. The regional conflict over slavery that culminated in the American Civil War forced them to confront ... More


Irish Rebels, Southern Rebels: The Irish Join the Confederate Army

David T. Gleeson

in The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607566.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Irish enlistment in the Confederate Army. The Irish who wished to remain in the southern states were compelled to switch their allegiance to the new Confederate States of ... More


The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

David T. Gleeson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607573_Gleeson
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of this sweeping analysis of the Irish in ... More


The South and the Principle of Self-Determination

Andre M. Fleche

in The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835234
eISBN:
9781469601946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869925_fleche.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how the Confederate States of America, or southern states, dispatched a number of delegates to Great Britain in an effort to coax the British to recognize their right to ... More


Secession, Merchant-Soldiers, and the Civil War, 1860–1863

Frank J. Byrne

in Becoming Bourgeois: Merchant Culture in the South, 1820-1865

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124049
eISBN:
9780813134857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124049.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the changes in the lives of merchant families in the American South during the period from 1860 to 1863. The election of Republican Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860 ... More


Schools of Citizenship

Erik Mathisen

in The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636320
eISBN:
9781469636344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636320.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Conceived in war, the Confederate States of America was a nation-state built around its military. As this chapter argues, military service quickly became fused with ideas about Confederate ... More


Epublic in Peril

Howard Jones

in Blue & Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833490
eISBN:
9781469604497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898574_jones.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how the supporters of the Confederate States of America regarded themselves as the true progenitors of the republic. They also deemed their secession from the Union as a return to ... More


Armed Slaves and the Struggles for Republican Liberty in the U.S. Civil War

Joseph P. Reidy

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

Slaves were not initially involved in the U.S. Civil War, as white men were presumed to be the ones to settle the momentous issues that had divided the Union. Federal officials believed that the ... More


The Negro Volunteer—Military Employment of Negroes

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

During the War of the Rebellion, the South took the initiative in employing Negro soldiers. However, they were free Negroes, and many of them owned large interests in Louisiana and South Carolina. A ... More


Demobilization

James J. Broomall

in Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651989
eISBN:
9781469649771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651989.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A review of the demobilization of the Confederate Army from April 1865 and beyond. A long view of this act of demobilization demonstrates a range of postwar social, political, and military challenges ... More


From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Clarence R. Geier, Douglas D. Scott, and Lawrence E. Babits (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049441
eISBN:
9780813050195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049441.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

One hundred and fifty years have passed since the beginning of events that would spiral into four years of destruction, death, devastation, sacrifice, and hell. On this anniversary, some might say it ... More


War Tests De Bow’s Theories and Patience

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes how De Bow viewed the American Civil War. As a leading secessionist he hoped for an important job in the new government of the Confederate States of America. He became an agent ... More


The Counterfeit Nation: The KGC, Secession, and the Confederate Experience

Mark A. Lause

in A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036552
eISBN:
9780252093593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036552.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter argues that secession transformed the Knights of the Golden Circle from a political confidence game into a multipurpose tool for a nation-building enterprise. That is, the Knights of the ... More


Many Valuable Records and Documents Were Lost to History: The Destruction of Confederate Military Records during the Appomattox Campaign

Keith Bohannon

in Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640761
eISBN:
9781469640785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640761.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

During the last year of the war, Confederate record keeping had become haphazard and incomplete at best with company and regimental record books in a disorderly state. But such disarray did not begin ... More


European Interlude: 1850–1900 and the American Civil War

George Athan Billias

in American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the influence of American constitutionalism in Europe during the period 1850–1900 and the American Civil War. From about 1860 to 1900 (with some overlap), a wave of nationalism ... More


Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Lorien Foote

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630557
eISBN:
9781469630571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630557.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the winter of 1864, more than 3,000 Federal prisoners of war escaped from Confederate prison camps into South Carolina and North Carolina, often with the aid of local slaves. Their flight ... More


Thornwell and “Thus Saith the Lord”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0046
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-six examines Hodge’s relationship with James Henley Thornwell, perhaps the most influential southern Presbyterian of his generation. The two men seldom agreed. As conservative as Hodge ... More


Lee, Breckinridge, and Campbell: The Confederate Peacemakers of 1865

William C. Davis

in Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640761
eISBN:
9781469640785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640761.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In the late winter of 1865, the newly appointed Confederate Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge believed that the war was lost, reunion all but inevitable, and with Lee’s endorsement 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


Declension

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.16
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how civil religion created an alliance between church and state in the United States and the Confederate States. However, the war paradoxically weakened church attendance and ... More


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