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Reconstruction's ragged edge : the politics of postwar life in the southern mountains

Author: Steven E Nash
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Civil War America (Series)
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"Nash analyzes the unfolding of Reconstruction in the mountain counties of southern Appalachia, focusing on the particular ways that region's patterns of development, relatively low levels of prewar slaveholding, political allegiances, histories of violence, etc., shaped the era politically and socially. Nash chronicles the region's political transformation, first as a new politics predicated on wartime loyalty rose  Read more...
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Nash, Steven E.
Reconstruction's ragged edge
(DLC) 2015017856
(OCoLC)909777090
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Nash
ISBN: 9781469628080 1469628082 9781469626253 146962625X
OCLC Number: 939598191
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Setting the stage: antebellum and Civil War western North Carolina --
Mountain masters without slaves: the aftermath of slavery, 1865-1867 --
Great time for the Tories and Negroes: loyalty, race, and power, 1865-1868 --
Agents of change: the Freedmen's Bureau, 1867-1868 --
Every thing that the devil can suggest: Klan violence and the Republicans' failure, 1868-1872 --
The beginning of a "new" mountain South: agriculture, railroads, and social change, 1872-1880.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Steven E. Nash.

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In this illuminating study, Steven E. Nash chronicles the history of Reconstruction as it unfolded in the mountains of western North Carolina. Nash presents a complex story of the region's grappling  Read more...

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Smart, well-researched, and well-written. . . . Indispensable not only for the study of North Carolina but the whole South in the war's aftermath.--H-Net Deconstructs post-Civil War mountain Read more...

 
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