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Author Myers, Barton A., 1980- author.

Title Rebels against the Confederacy : North Carolina's unionists / Barton A. Myers, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
Published New York NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 277 pages)
Series Cambridge studies on the American south
Cambridge studies on the American South.
Contents Secession: "it was perfect madness" -- Confederate control: "such a monarchical or tyrannical government" -- Resistance: "I never wanted any other flag to wave over my head" -- Irregular wars: "a state of insurrection against the laws" -- Unionists under reconstruction (and in repose): "I don't feel safe now" -- Epilogue: "all classes in the south united as by magic."
Summary In this groundbreaking study, Barton A. Myers analyzes the secret world of hundreds of white and black Southern Unionists as they struggled for survival in a new Confederate world, resisted the imposition of Confederate military and civil authority, began a diffuse underground movement to destroy the Confederacy, joined the United States Army as soldiers, and waged a series of violent guerrilla battles at the local level against other Southerners. Myers also details the work of Confederates as they struggled to build a new nation at the local level and maintain control over manpower, labor, agricultural, and financial resources, which Southern Unionists possessed. The story is not solely one of triumph over adversity but also one of persecution and, ultimately, erasure of these dissidents by the postwar South's Lost Cause mythologizers. Amazon.com
This book analyzes the secret world of hundreds of white and black Southern Unionists as they struggled for survival in a new Confederate world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and index
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Subject American Civil War (1861-1865)
Unionists (United States Civil War) -- North Carolina
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Unionists (United States Civil War)
North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
North Carolina.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1139871641
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9781139871648
9781316074466
9781316076835