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Confederate cities : the urban South during the Civil War era

Author: Andrew L Slap; Frank Towers; David R Goldfield
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern society as much as they did in the North. Confederate Cities,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Slap; Frank Towers; David R Goldfield
ISBN: 9780226300177 022630017X 9780226300207 022630020X
OCLC Number: 907147454
Description: xiii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The big picture. Regionalism and urbanism as problems in Confederate urban history / J. Matthew Gallman ; Urban processes in the confederacy's development, experience, and consequences / David Moltke-Hansen --
Secession. To be the "New York of the South": urban boosterism and the secession movement / Frank Towers ; Gender and household metaphors in mid-nineteenth-century nation-building cities / T. Lloyd Benson --
Gender. Stephen Spalding's Fourth of July in New Orleans / Michael Pierson ; "More like Amazons than starving people": women's urban riots in Georgia in 1863 / Keith S. Bohannon --
Emancipation. African American veterans, the Memphis Region, and the urbanization of the postwar South / Andrew L. Slap ; Black political mobilization and the spatial transformation of Natchez / Justin Behrend ; African Americans' struggle for education, citizenship, and freedom, in Mobile Alabama, 1865 --
1868 / Hilary N. Green --
A new urban South. Invasion, destruction, and the remaking of Civil War Atlanta / William A. Link ; Freeing the lavish hand of nature: environment and economy in nineteenth-century Hampton Roads / John Majewski --
Conclusion: cities and the history of the Civil War South / Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers ; with a foreword by David Goldfield.
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When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern society as much as they did in the North. Confederate Cities, edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers, shifts the focus from the agrarian economy that undergirded the South to the cities that served as its political and administrative hubs. The contributors use the lens of the city to examine now-familiar Civil War-era themes, including the scope of the war, secession, gender, emancipation, and war's destruction. This more integrative approach dramatically revises our understanding of slavery's relationship to capitalist economics and cultural modernity. By enabling a more holistic reading of the South, the book speaks to contemporary Civil War scholars and students alike not least in providing fresh perspectives on a well-studied war. -- Amazon.com.

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