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Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains

Steven E. Nash
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Language
English
Series
Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
ISBN
9781469626246, 1469626241, 9781469626253, 146962625X
Summary
"Nash analyzes the unfolding of Reconstruction in the mountain counties of southern Appalachia, focusing on the particular ways that region's patterns of development, relatively low levels of prewar slaveholding, political allegiances, histories of violence, etc., shaped the era politically and socially. Nash chronicles the region's political transformation, first as a new politics predicated on wartime loyalty rose in place of the prewar partisan system. He argues this first transition was followed by a further transformation as anti-Confederates relied on the federal government (mostly in the form of the Freedmen's Bureau) to establish a coherent party and platform in the region. Finally, Nash shows how the Conservative resurgence toppled this new regime, with conservatives aggressively courting new economic development schemes in order to connect the region into the burgeoning national markets"--
Contents
  • Setting the stage: antebellum and Civil War western North Carolina
  • Mountain masters without slaves: the aftermath of slavery, 1865-1867
  • Great time for the Tories and Negroes: loyalty, race, and power, 1865-1868
  • Agents of change: the Freedmen's Bureau, 1867-1868
  • Every thing that the devil can suggest: Klan violence and the Republicans' failure, 1868-1872
  • The beginning of a "new" mountain South: agriculture, railroads, and social change, 1872-1880.
Description
xiv, 272 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-261) and index.
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