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The Resource After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war, Gregory P. Downs, (electronic resource)

After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war, Gregory P. Downs, (electronic resource)

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After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war
Title
After Appomattox
Title remainder
military occupation and the ends of war
Statement of responsibility
Gregory P. Downs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Civil War did not end at Appomattox Court House. Nor did it end at the surrenders that followed in North Carolina, Texas, and Indian Country. The Civil War dragged on for at least five years after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865. In the first large-scale examination of the post-Civil War occupation, this book offers a rethinking of Reconstruction, the end of the Civil War, and the United States' history of occupation. The Civil War could not end, because slavery had not yet ended. Freedpeople held in bondage throughout the South taught soldiers that it would take military force to crush the institution of slavery. To create reliable rights on the ground and to stave off planters' efforts to restore their power, the United States launched an expansive, aggressive, little-understood occupation of the rebel states, granting the Army power to overturn laws, appoint new officials, conduct military trials, and ignore writs of habeas corpus. Yet relying on occupation posed dilemmas for the United States. Isolated in small outposts, the Army could regulate only what it could see. In large no-man's lands, a series of insurgencies and partisan conflicts arose; much of the South fell into near-anarchy. Maintaining an occupation created political problems as well, as northern voters urged Congress to cut spending and send troops home. This book describes a Civil War that could not quite end, a peace that could not quite be achieved, and a resolution that continues to shape American life"--Provided by publisher
  • "The Civil War did not end at Appomattox Court House. Nor did it end at the surrenders that followed in North Carolina, Texas, and Indian Country. The Civil War dragged on for at least five years after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865. In the first large-scale examination of the post-Civil War occupation, this book offers a rethinking of Reconstruction, the end of the Civil War, and the United States' history of occupation. The Civil War could not end, because slavery had not yet ended. Freedpeople held in bondage throughout the South taught soldiers that it would take military force to crush the institution of slavery. To create reliable rights on the ground and to stave off planters' efforts to restore their power, the United States launched an expansive, aggressive, little-understood occupation of the rebel states, granting the Army power to overturn laws, appoint new officials, conduct military trials, and ignore writs of habeas corpus. Yet relying on occupation posed dilemmas for the United States. Isolated in small outposts, the Army could regulate only what it could see. In large no-man's lands, a series of insurgencies and partisan conflicts arose; much of the South fell into near-anarchy. Maintaining an occupation created political problems as well, as northern voters urged Congress to cut spending and send troops home. This book describes a Civil War that could not quite end, a peace that could not quite be achieved, and a resolution that continues to shape American life"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downs, Gregory P
Dewey number
973.7/14
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.D74 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Military occupation
  • Civil-military relations
  • Freedmen
  • Social conflict
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Southern States
Label
After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war, Gregory P. Downs, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: The war that could not end -- After surrender -- Emancipation at gunpoint -- The challenge of civil government -- Authority without arms -- The war in Washington -- A false peace -- Enfranchisement by martial law -- Between bullets and ballots -- The perils of peace -- Conclusion: A government without force -- Appendixes
  • Introduction: The war that could not end -- After surrender -- Emancipation at gunpoint -- The challenge of civil government -- Authority without arms -- The war in Washington -- A false peace -- Enfranchisement by martial law -- Between bullets and ballots -- The perils of peace -- Conclusion: A government without force -- Appendixes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001483259
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780674743984
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014038048
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001483259
Label
After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war, Gregory P. Downs, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: The war that could not end -- After surrender -- Emancipation at gunpoint -- The challenge of civil government -- Authority without arms -- The war in Washington -- A false peace -- Enfranchisement by martial law -- Between bullets and ballots -- The perils of peace -- Conclusion: A government without force -- Appendixes
  • Introduction: The war that could not end -- After surrender -- Emancipation at gunpoint -- The challenge of civil government -- Authority without arms -- The war in Washington -- A false peace -- Enfranchisement by martial law -- Between bullets and ballots -- The perils of peace -- Conclusion: A government without force -- Appendixes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001483259
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780674743984
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014038048
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001483259

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