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Author Sandow, Robert M.

Title Deserter country : Civil War opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians / Robert M. Sandow
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series [The North's Civil War]
North's Civil War.
Contents The Lumber Region as Pennsylvania's Appalachia -- Patterns of Protest: The Raftsmen's Rebellion of 1857 -- The Limits of Patriotism: Early Mobilization in the Mountains -- The Rhetoric of Loyalty: Partisan Perspectives on Treason -- Everyday Resistance in Pennsylvania's Deserter Country -- "Collisions With the People": Federal Intervention in Deserter Country
Summary During the Civil War, there were throughout the Union explosions of resistance to the war -from the deadly Draft Riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. In Deserter Country, Robert Sandow explores one of these least known "inner civil wars", the widespread, sometimes violent opposition in the Appalachian lumber country of Pennsylvania. Sparsely settled, these mountains were home to divided communities that provided safe-haven for opponents of the war. The dissent of mountain folk reflected their own marginality in the face of rapidly increasing exploitation of timb
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Appalachians (People) -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century
Appalachians (People) -- Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Appalachians (People)
HISTORY -- Military -- United States.
Politics and government.
Protest movements
Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Protest movements
Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Protest movements.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008050384
ISBN 0823237567