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Institutional Transformation and Uncertainty

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the institutional transformation of the American South after the U.S. Civil War. Although the emancipation of former slaves and political upheavals ... 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


History of POW Treatment in the United States: From the Revolutionary War to the Korean War

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

in How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180788
eISBN:
9780231543255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180788.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter details the history of U.S. POW treatment from the Revolutionary War through the Korean War to demonstrate the consistent importance bestowed upon the use of humane methods. Particular ... More


The Development of Property Rights in the Antebellum Era, 1791–1861

James W. Ely

in The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195323337
eISBN:
9780199851508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323337.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the development of property rights in America in the antebellum era, from 1791 to 1861. It suggests that the rapid economic growth after the U.S. Civil War posed profound new ... More


I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

David R. Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037448
eISBN:
9780813042305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037448.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

There was no standard treatment for prisoners-of-war (POW) during the American Civil War by either the Union or the Confederacy. Each side struggled with the incarceration and civilized treatment of ... More


African Americans And The Post–Civil War United States

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Martí was witness to unhappy consequences of the U.S. Civil War, including a post-Reconstruction era in the South full of violence and repression. He reported on lynchings of blacks throughout the ... More


Introduction

David Brion Davis

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/9780300109009.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Male slaves had often been stereotyped as cowards who could not be relied upon in combat. This ideology, combined with fear, explains why the Confederate government did not seriously consider the ... More


Reconstructions: Faulkner and Du Bois on the Civil War

T. Austin Graham and Jay Watson

in Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Unvanquished was Faulkner’s most sustained fictional account of the Civil War, as well as an occasion for him to model various methods of studying the conflict. The novel approaches the war from ... More


Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women

Steven M. Stowe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640969
eISBN:
9781469640983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640969.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans wrote fiercely during their civil war. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans’ words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ... More


Abraham Lincoln, Manhood, and Nineteenth-Century American Political Culture

Michael Thomas Smith

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The struggle over interpreting Abraham Lincoln's image and character during his long political career reveals much about the contested terrain of appropriate male behavior in mid-nineteenth century ... More


Rooting a Black Diaspora in Downtown Chattanooga: 1540–1890

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp

in Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie: Race, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469637273
eISBN:
9781469637297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637273.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 explores the rooting of Chattanooga’s Black communities through the late nineteenth century. Black labor and placemaking have been central to urbanization and economic expansion in ... More


Conclusion

Leonardo Marques

in The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300212419
eISBN:
9780300224733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212419.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The conclusion discusses the broader transformations in the forms of U.S. participation in the transatlantic slave trade, the main geopolitical and economic obstacles to its suppression, and the ... More


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