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Introduction: Before Korn: A Century of Jewish Historical Writing about the American Civil War

Adam Mendelsohn

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This introduction traces the origin and evolution of the earlier literature on Jews and the Civil War and considers the possible reasons why a number of factually incorrect but attractive ideas about ... More


A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Max M. Edling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A Hercules in the Cradle traces the evolution of United States central state capacity in the sphere of fiscal policy and public finance. It demonstrates how within merely a few years after ... More


So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Lorien Foote and Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This edited collection of essays brings together the work of senior and junior scholars to demonstrate how social and cultural tools complement intellectual history. George Fredrickson’s pioneering ... More


A Conversation with William W. Freehling and Michael F. Holt, September 19, 2008

JOHN W. QUIST

in James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044262
eISBN:
9780813046242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044262.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At the 2008 Buchanan symposium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Michael F. Holt and William W. Freehling discussed sectionalism, the coming of the Civil War, historical contingency, shifts in the ... More


Black America

Brian Roberts

in Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451503
eISBN:
9780226451787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the movement of African Americans into the genre of blackface minstrelsy in the post-Civil War era. It argues, rooted in hatred and love, the minstrelsy-based perception of ... More


Henry Timrod’s Global Confederacy

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Henry Timrod’s 1860 “The Cotton Boll” and 1861 “Ethnogenesis,” two poems that effectively disarticulate Confederate nationhood from the westwardly expanding mythos of ... More


Epilogue: The United States in the British Empire *

Jay Sexton

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The early American republic remained embedded in the structures of the British Empire long after the achievement of its political independence in 1783. The nationalism of “postcolonial America,” as ... More


Introduction

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

My introduction, “Striking Roots,” takes up Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Our Old Home (1863), where Hawthorne muses over his own process of re-nativization during his four years as U.S. Consul to Liverpool ... More


Guardian Angels: The Collapse of the Home Front

Lorien Foote

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630557
eISBN:
9781469630571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630557.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When escaped Union prisoners traveled through North Carolina, they encountered regions where the home front had collapsed into a battle front. Families of deserters engaged in violent resistance to ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter attends to what Everett’s eulogizers emphasized about his long, varied career in 1865. It then explores how today’s historians should assess Everett and the Unionism he represented.


The Development of Civil Society

Kevin Dougherty

in The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461534
eISBN:
9781626740822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461534.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Modern-day nation-builders describe civil society as occupying “the political space between the individual and the government.” It includes a variety of organizations and activities, all of which ... More


Preface

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0046
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Gerard reports the war as if it is happening in real time to living people-mostly ordinary civilians and soldiers-visiting important sites, poring over pencilled letters written in the lull between ... More


Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Matthew Mason

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Best known today as “the other speaker at Gettysburg” alongside Abraham Lincoln, Edward Everett had a distinguished and revealing career in American politics between the 1820s and the Civil War. He ... More


Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Suzanne Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628783
eISBN:
9781469628806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628783.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the midst of a nineteenth-century boom in spiritual experimentation, the Cercle Harmonique, a remarkable group of African-descended men, practiced Spiritualism in heavily Catholic New Orleans from ... More


Genre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States

Travis M. Foster

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198838098
eISBN:
9780191874611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838098.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Even as Black Lives Matter thinkers underscore white supremacy’s manifestation in the unremarkable and all-too-often unnoticed unfolding of ordinary life, literary critical methods remain impeded by ... More


America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Christopher Hanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

America’s England examines the patterns of affiliation through which U.S. writers, public intellectuals, politicians, and aesthetes encoded the political turmoil of antebellum America in ... More


The Iron Lifeline

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0030
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Col. William Shepperd Ashe, President of the Wilmington and Weldon railroad, is called on by Jefferson Davis to create a unified rail system for the Confederacy-as the Union states have done. He ... More


Prophets of Democracy: Blake and Whitman

Linda Freedman

in William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The most persistent theme in Blake’s twentieth-century American reception laments the loss of a Whitmanesque ideal of democracy. In 1868, A. C. Swinburne presented Blake and Whitman as spiritual ... More


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