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A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction


A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction


Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History 1. Aufl.

von: Lacy Ford

37,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780470998700
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 528

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A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction addresses the key topics and themes of the Civil War era, with 23 original essays by top scholars in the field. An authoritative volume that surveys the history and historiography of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books and articles in the field Includes discussions on scholarly advances in U.S. Civil War history.
Notes on the contributors vii Introduction: A Civil War in the Age of Capital 1Lacy K. Ford Part I: Sectional Conflict and the Coming of the Civil War 1 Slavery and the Union, 1789–1833 25Douglas R. Egerton 2 The Market Revolution 41John Larson 3 Slavery and the Old South 60Larry Hudson 4 Planters, Plain Folk, and Poor Whites in the Old South 75Charles C. Bolton 5 Humanitarian Reform and Antislavery 94James B. Stewart 6 Women in the Antebellum North 112Teresa Murphy 7 Women in the Old South 128Michele Gillespie 8 The Road to Secession 152Michael Morrison 9 The Republican Triumph 167John Ashworth 10 And the War Came 183Daniel Crofts Part II: The Civil War and American Society 11 Saving the Union 203Kevin Gannon 12 Civil War Military Campaigns: The Union 223Carol Reardon 13 Civil War Military Campaigns: The Confederacy 239Steven Woodworth 14 The Confederate Home Front 258Mary DeCredico 15 Emancipation 277Joseph P. Reidy Part III: Reconstruction and the New Nation 16 Defining Reconstruction 299O. Vernon Burton, David Herr, and Matthew Cheney 17 The Politics of Reconstruction 323Michael Perman 18 The Economics of Reconstruction 342Peter A. Coclanis and Scott Marler 19 Southern Labor and Reconstruction 366R. Tracy McKenzie 20 Northern Women during the Age of Emancipation 386Nina Silber 21 Southern Women during the Age of Emancipation 403Jeannie Whayne 22 The Legacy of Confederate Defeat 423Gaines M. Foster 23 Reconstruction and the Nation 447Heather Richardson Bibliography 468 Index 504
" A recent and welcome addition to the Blackwell Companions to American History series. . . . The choice of Lacy Ford to edit this volume was an excellent one. Ford has assembled a stellar team of scholars . . . Most of the essays are certain to become essential reading for specialists but are also accessible to nonspecialists . . . . [T]his volume belongs on the 'must-read' shelf of scholars of the Civil War and Reconstruction as well as those of nineteenth-century southern and U.S. history." Journal of Southern History
Lacy Ford is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the recipient of many awards in American and Southern history including the 1999 NEH Fellowship Award and the Francis B. Simkins prize for his book Origins of Southern Radicalism (1988).
A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction is an extraordinary collection of 23 essays addressing the key topics and themes of the most divisive era in United States history. These original essays by top scholars in the field are organized chronologically into three parts: “Sectional Conflict and the Coming of the Civil War,” “The Civil War and American Society,” and “Reconstruction and the New Nation.” Each essay is an interpretive summary of the key literature in the field, and places the topic in historical context. Contributors include bibliographies and suggest future directions of the historiography. A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction provides students, scholars, and informed general readers of Civil War and Reconstruction history with a valuable guide to their research and teaching.
"A recent and welcome addition to the Blackwell Companions to American History series. . . . The choice of Lacy Ford to edit this volume was an excellent one. Ford has assembled a stellar team of scholars . . . Most of the essays are certain to become essential reading for specialists but are also accessible to nonspecialists . . . . [T]his volume belongs on the 'must-read' shelf of scholars of the Civil War and Reconstruction as well as those of nineteenth-century southern and U.S. history." Journal of Southern History

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