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Reconstructing Appalachia : the Civil War's aftermath / edited by Andrew L. Slap ; introduction by Gordon B. McKinney
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010
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 3rd Floor  F217.A65 R43 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Appalachian Region, Southern -- History -- 19th century
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
Subject(s) Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
Physical Description ix, 379 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents A new frontier: historians, Appalachian history, and the aftermath of the Civil War / Andrew L. Slap -- Reconstruction-era violence in north Georgia: the Mossy Creek Ku Klux Klan's defense of local autonomy / Keith S. H├ębert -- UnReconstructed Appalachia: the persistence of war in Appalachia / T.R.C. Hutton -- "The other war was but the beginning": the politics of loyalty in western North Carolina, 1865-1867 / Steven E. Nash -- "Resistless uprising"?: Thomas Dixon's uncle and western North Carolinians as Klansmen and statesmen / Paul Yandle -- Reconstructing race: Parson Brownlow and the rhetoric of race in postwar east Tennessee / Kyle Osborn -- Gathering Georgians to Zion: John Hamilton Morgan's 1876 mission to Georgia / Mary Ella Engel -- "Neither war nor peace": West Virginia's reconstruction experience / Randall S. Gooden -- A house redivided: from sectionalism to political economy in West Virginia / Ken Fones-Wolf -- "Grudges and loyalties die so slowly": contested memories of the Civil War in Pennsylvania's Appalachia / Robert M. Sandow -- The lost cause that wasn't: east Tennessee and the myth of unionist Appalachia / Tom Lee -- "A Northern wedge thrust into the heart of the Confederacy": explaining Civil War loyalties in the age of Appalachian discovery, 1900-1921 / John C. Inscoe -- Civil War memory in eastern Kentucky is "predominately white": the Confederate flag in unionist Appalachia / Anne E. Marshall
Summary Andrew L. Slap's Reconstructing Appalachia examines life in Appalachia after the ravages of the Civil War, an unexplored area that represents a void in historical literature. Addressing a gap in the chronicles of our nation, this vital anthology explores little-known aspects of history with a particular emphasis on the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction periods. Acclaimed scholars John C. Inscoe and Ken Fones-Wolf are joined by up-and-comers like Mary Ella Engel, Anne E. Marshall, and Kyle Osborn in a unique collection of essays investigating postwar Appalachia with clarity and precision. Featuring a broad geographic focus, these compelling essays cover postwar events in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. This approach yields an intimate portrait of Appalachia as a diverse collection of communities where the values of place and family are of crucial importance
Series New directions in southern history
Alternate Author Slap, Andrew L

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