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The Resource The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War, William W. Freehling

The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War, William W. Freehling

Label
The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War
Title
The South vs. the South
Title remainder
how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
William W. Freehling
Title variation
South versus the South
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines how the whites living in the border states during the Civil War and the slaves themselves helped to contribute to the defeat of the Confederate forces
  • "Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops or the North's greater industrial might. Now, in The South vs. the South, one of America's leading authorities on the Civil War era offers an entirely new answer to this question." "William W. Freehling argues that anti-Confederate Southerners - specifically, border state whites and southern blacks - helped cost the Confederacy the war. White men in such border states as Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland, Freehling points out, were divided in their loyalties - but far more joined the Union army (or simply stayed home) than marched off in Confederate gray. If they had enlisted as rebel troops in the same proportion as white men did farther south, their numbers would have offset all the Confederate casualties during the four years of war. In addition, when those states stayed loyal, the vast majority of the South's urban population and industrial capacity remained in Union hands. And many forget, Freehling writes, that the slaves' own actions led to a series of white decisions (culminating in the Emancipation Proclamation) that turned federal forces into an army of liberation, depriving the South of labor and adding essential troops to the blue ranks." "Whether revising our conception of slavery or of Abraham Lincoln, or establishing the antecedents of Martin Luther King Jr., or analyzing Union military strategy, or uncovering new meanings in what is arguably America's greatest piece of sculpture, Augustus St.-Gaudens's Shaw Memorial, Freehling writes with piercing insight and rhetorical verve."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freehling, William W.
Dewey number
973.7/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E487
LC item number
.F83 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Whites
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
Label
The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War, William W. Freehling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) 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
PART ONE: THE OTHER HOUSE DIVIDED: The Union's task -- Fault lines in the pre-Civil War South -- The secession crisis -- PART TWO: SOUTHERN WHITE ANTI-CONFEDERATES: From neutrality to unionism -- The jackpot -- PART THREE: SOUTHERN BLACK ANTI-CONFEDERATES: The delay -- The collaboration -- The harvest -- PART FOUR: LAST FULL MEASURE: The last best hope -- The taproot and its blight
Control code
45308748
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 238 pages
Isbn
9780195127164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00051678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45308748
Label
The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War, William W. Freehling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) 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
PART ONE: THE OTHER HOUSE DIVIDED: The Union's task -- Fault lines in the pre-Civil War South -- The secession crisis -- PART TWO: SOUTHERN WHITE ANTI-CONFEDERATES: From neutrality to unionism -- The jackpot -- PART THREE: SOUTHERN BLACK ANTI-CONFEDERATES: The delay -- The collaboration -- The harvest -- PART FOUR: LAST FULL MEASURE: The last best hope -- The taproot and its blight
Control code
45308748
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 238 pages
Isbn
9780195127164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00051678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45308748

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