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|Named Person:||Zebulon Baird Vance; Zebulon Baird Vance|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joe A Mobley
|Description:||xiv, 264 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||"My hand fell slowly and sadly by the side of a secessionist" --
"Let every patriot in the land assist" --
"Humanity shudders at what may take place" --
"To their hands I am content to leave it" --
"My life popularity and everything shall go into this contest" --
"Through a most rigorous and dangerous blockade" --
:Women has nerved the arm of the Stalwart soldier" --
"I am not out of heart" --
"All hell can't make me do it" --
"To the last gasp with truth and loyalty".
|Series Title:||New perspectives on the history of the South.|
|Responsibility:||Joe A. Mobley ; foreword by John David Smith.|
"As a confirmed Unionist before the outbreak of the war, Vance endorsed secession reluctantly. Elected governor in 1862, he managed to hold together the state, which was divided over supporting the war and having a central government in Richmond. Mobley reveals Vance as a man conflicted by his prewar Unionist beliefs and the necessity to lead the North Carolina war effort while contending with widespread fears created by Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and such issues as the role of women in the war, lawlessness and desertion among the troops, the importance of the state's blockade runners, and the arrival of Sherman's troops.
While the governor's temperament and sensitivity to any perceived slight to him or his state made negotiations between Raleigh and Richmond difficult, Mobley shows that in the end Vance fully supported the attempt to achieve Southern independence."--BOOK JACKET.
- Vance, Zebulon Baird, -- 1830-1894.
- Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
- United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography.
- Governors -- North Carolina -- Biography.
- North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
- North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
- North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
- Amerikaanse burgeroorlog.
- Politieke leiding.
- Vance, Zebulon Baird.
- Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865>
- USA / Südstaaten.