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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Whites
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Armed Forces
  • Politics and government
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Whites
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Unionisme
  • Dissidenten
Summary expansion
Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, for example, 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 thisquestion. William 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 morejoined 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 four years of war. In addition, when those statesstayed 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 decisions led to a series of white decisions (culminating in the Emancipation Proclamation) that turned federal forces into an armyof 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, or analyzing Union military strategy, or uncovering new meanings in what is arguably America's greatest piece of sculpture, Augustus St.-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial, Freehlingwrites with piercing insight and rhetorical verve. Concise and provocative, The South Vs. the South will forever change the way we view the Civil War
Label
The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War, William W. Freehling
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) 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
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
61047877
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195156294
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9d7e1c1d-8509-430b-92ab-70ce29c89e56
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61047877
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War, William W. Freehling
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) 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
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
61047877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195156294
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9d7e1c1d-8509-430b-92ab-70ce29c89e56
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61047877
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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