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Author Downs, Gregory P., author.

Title Declarations of dependence : the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908 / Gregory P. Downs
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Friends unseen : the ballad of political dependency -- Hungry for protection : the Confederate roots of dependence -- Slaves and the great deliverer : freedom and friendship behind Union lines -- Vulnerable at the circumference : demobilization and the limitations of the Freedmen's Bureau -- The great day of acounter : democracy and the problem of power in Republican Reconstruction -- The persistence of prayer : dependency after redemption -- Crazes, fetishes, and enthusiasms : the silver mania and the making of a new politics -- A compressive age : White supremacy and the growth of the modern state -- Coda: Desperate times call for distant friends : Franklin Roosevelt as the last good king?
Summary Through an examination of the pleas and petitions of ordinary North Carolinians, Downs contends that the Civil War redirected, not destroyed, claims of dependence by exposing North Carolinians to the expansive but unsystematic power of Union and Confederate governments, and by loosening the legal ties that bound them to husbands, fathers, and masters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource (HeinOnline, viewed September 12, 2016)
Subject Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- North Carolina
Dependency -- Political aspects -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century
Patron and client -- Political aspects -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century
Political culture -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century
Populism -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Political culture
Politics and government
Social aspects
Social conditions
SUBJECT North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
North Carolina -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Subject North Carolina
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780807877760