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Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

J. Matthew Gallman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620992
eISBN:
9781469623184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620992.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War thrust Americans onto unfamiliar terrain, as two competing societies mobilized for four years of bloody conflict. Concerned Northerners turned to the print media for guidance on how to ... More


Books

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the development and evolution of literature and books during the 1880s, 1890s, and 1900s. People wrote less and less about the events and rather more about social and inward ... More


The Ties of Faction

J. C. Holt

in The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The activity of the northern rebels was not confined to their own shires. Many influences cut across county and regional boundaries, blurring the distinctive characteristics of each locality and ... More


Freshening Winds of Freedom

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0051
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses racial discriminations that plagued Negro baseball. Their dreams of joining major leagues were fast dimming and segregation laws were enforced more strongly. The Northerners ... More


Fighting for Citizenship: Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Brian Taylor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659770
eISBN:
9781469659794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659770.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In Fighting for Citizenship, Brian Taylor complicates existing interpretations of why black men fought in the Civil War. Civil War–era African Americans recognized the urgency of a core political ... More


The National Citizens’ Rights Association

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 examines the National Citizens’ Rights Association (NCRA), the interracial civil rights organization Tourgée founded in October 1891 to agitate for equal citizenship. After detailing ... More


The Dogs of War: 1861

Emory M. Thomas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195174700
eISBN:
9780190254612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195174700.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1861, Americans thought that the war looming on their horizon would be brief. None foresaw that they were embarking on our nation's worst calamity, a four-year bloodbath that cost the lives of ... More


Conclusion

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Confiscation Acts did not accomplish their goals, but they were still important measures that represented many Northerners' concerns about how the war should be prosecuted and applied pressure on ... More


The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

Stephen D. Engle (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060644
eISBN:
9780813050966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060644.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This volume represents the multifaceted nature of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and offers a glimpse of Civil War America in the North. Taken together these essays are intended for a general audience ... More


Spring and Summer 1861

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12–14, 1861 was an overt act of violence and lawlessness, solidifying a common cause for Northerners. Another issue that emerged among the ... More


Gay Deceibers and Bonnie Blue Flags: The Anthems of the Confederacy

Christian McWhirter

in Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835500
eISBN:
9781469601861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882627_mcwhirter.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Northerners were content with patriotic songs, but Confederates sought anthems. This chapter describes the chosen anthems of the Confederacy. The first anthem widely adopted by Confederates was ... More


Preludes War, Slavery, and the Virginia Peninsula

Glenn David Brasher

in The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835449
eISBN:
9781469601847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882528_brasher.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Peninsula Campaign provides the only example of the connection between war and slavery. During the Civil War, Northerners were shocked to hear reports of slaves fighting alongside their masters. ... More


Like Taking a Last Leave of a Brother: The Washington Community Faces the Secession Crisis

Rachel A. Shelden

in Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610856.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter illustrates a heartbreaking scene at Jefferson and Varina Davis's Washington residence. Friends of the Mississippi couple, including both Northerners and Southerners, lingered in the ... More


Lincoln as Leader: The Visible Hand of the Presidency

Richard J. Carwardine

in The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060644
eISBN:
9780813050966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060644.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Lincoln as a top manager—a visible hand. He won the presidency, used public opinion effectively, confronted the limits of power, and effectively coerced northerners into a ... More


Everybody Now Is for the Union: April–May

Gary W. Gallagher

in Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831885
eISBN:
9781469603797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886328_mcclintock.14
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the negative response of Northerners to South Carolina's seizure of Fort Moultrie and the other federal defenses at Charleston, and the fury they felt with the attack on the ... More


On the Brink of the Precipice: The Election of 1860

Gary W. Gallagher

in Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831885
eISBN:
9781469603797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886328_mcclintock.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how the dramatic confrontation of 1860–61 forced Northerners to make any number of momentous decisions, including, in the end, whether or not to engage in a civil war to ... More


I Would Not Endanger the Perpetuity of This Union: November

Gary W. Gallagher

in Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831885
eISBN:
9781469603797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886328_mcclintock.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how Northerners experienced a state of anxious bewilderment during the weeks immediately following the election. Compounding that feeling was an absence of active political ... More


Proportions of Which I Had but a Faint Conception: Early December

Gary W. Gallagher

in Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831885
eISBN:
9781469603797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886328_mcclintock.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how Northerners, when considering national issues, thought in terms of politics and looked to the words and actions of their political leaders for direction. Whether the public ... More


Witch-Burners: The Politics of Sectionalism

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details the use of Salem witchcraft by Southern editors and politicians as a regional slur to answer abolitionist charges about the cruel nature of slavery. Salem was used to define ... More


Heroic Martyrs

Frances M. Clarke

in War Stories: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226108629
eISBN:
9780226108643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108643.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the stories of heroic martyrs in the American Civil War, focusing on the case of Nathaniel Bowditch who enlisted in the First Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment as a second ... More


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