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No party now : politics in the Civil War North

Author: Adam I P Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford, 2006.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
During the Civil War, Northerners fought each other in elections with almost as much zeal as they fought Southern rebels on the battlefield. Yet politicians and voters alike claimed that partisanship was dangerous in a time of national crisis. In No Party Now, Adam I.P. Smith challenges the prevailing view that political processes in the North somehow helped the Union be more stable and effective in the war.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Adam I.P.
No party now.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford, 2006
(DLC) 2005057729
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam I P Smith
ISBN: 9781429459242 1429459247 9780195345964 0195345967 1280845929 9781280845925 9786610845927 6610845921 0190293349 9780190293345
OCLC Number: 560284798
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 266 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Concepts of party and nation before the Civil War --
The patriotic imperative --
The Emancipation Proclamation and the party system --
The Union Leagues and the emergence of antiparty nationalism --
The army, loyalty, and dissent --
Slavery, reconstruction, and the Union Party --
Emancipation and antiparty nationalism in the 1864 election campaign --
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Adam I.P. Smith.


Fiercely fought elections co-existed with a desire for patriotic unity in the Civil War North, creating a tension that was exploited by the dominant Republican party. This book explores the  Read more...


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This is an important study that adds to the growing literature exploring the complex nature of the antebellum South's non-elite white majority. * Mark V. Wetherington, The Journal of American History Read more...

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