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

After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war, Gregory P. Downs

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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
Genre
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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downs, Gregory P
Dewey number
973.7/14
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.D74 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military occupation
  • Civil-military relations
  • Freedmen
  • Southern States
  • Social conflict
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Civil-military relations
  • Freedmen
  • Military occupation
  • Military occupation
  • Peace
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Social conflict
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war, Gregory P. Downs
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
908146066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674426146
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40024773837
  • 10.4159/9780674426146
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjj2c9x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908146066
Label
After Appomattox : military occupation and the ends of war, Gregory P. Downs
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
908146066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674426146
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40024773837
  • 10.4159/9780674426146
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjj2c9x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908146066

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