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The Resource The Scalawags : southern dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction, James Alex Baggett

The Scalawags : southern dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction, James Alex Baggett

Label
The Scalawags : southern dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Title
The Scalawags
Title remainder
southern dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
James Alex Baggett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Thomas Dixon's novel that became the film THE BIRTH OF A NATION, the scalawag--a white southerner who supported Congressional Reconstruction and the Republican Party--is summarized as a "Judas Iscariot who sold his people for thirty pieces of silver, which he got for licking the feet of his conqueror and fawning on his Negro allies." Departures from this stereotypical view have appeared slowly since the 1940s as important revisionist historians dispelled the negative connotations surrounding scalawags--but only on a state-by-state basis. James Alex Baggett's THE SCALAWAGS ambitiously uncovers the genesis of scalawag leaders in the entire former Confederacy. Taking the period of the 1850s to 1870s, Baggett uses a collective-biography approach to compile profiles of 742 scalawag-Republicans. Significantly, he analyzes this rich data by region--the Upper South, the Southeast, and the Southwest--as well as for the South as a whole. Baggett follows the life of each scalawag before, during, and after the war, revealing real personalities and not mere statistics. Examining such features as birthplace, vocation, estate, slaveholding status, stand on secession, Republican Party involvement, war record, and postwar political activities, he finds striking uniformity among scalawags. This first Southwide stuffy of the scalawags rescues from the shadows once-vilified men who are vital to understanding Reconstruction and illustrates the events surrounding their political decisions. Its scope and astounding wealth in quantity and quality of sources make it the definitive work on the subject
Cataloging source
DLC
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Baggett, James Alex
Dewey number
975/.03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E487
LC item number
.B34 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dissenters
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Politicians
  • Whites
  • Public opinion
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Confederate States of America
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
The Scalawags : southern dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction, James Alex Baggett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the Scalawags -- Antebellum origins -- Opposing secession -- Resisting the rebels -- Wartime reconstruction -- Postwar disillusionment -- Only one remedy -- Not so sweet a victory -- The birth of a party -- Turning the corner both ways -- Summing up the Scalawags
Control code
48958275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780807127988
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Label
The Scalawags : southern dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction, James Alex Baggett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the Scalawags -- Antebellum origins -- Opposing secession -- Resisting the rebels -- Wartime reconstruction -- Postwar disillusionment -- Only one remedy -- Not so sweet a victory -- The birth of a party -- Turning the corner both ways -- Summing up the Scalawags
Control code
48958275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780807127988
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits

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