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The Resource Reconstructing Appalachia : the Civil War's aftermath, edited by Andrew L. Slap ; introduction by Gordon B. McKinney

Reconstructing Appalachia : the Civil War's aftermath, edited by Andrew L. Slap ; introduction by Gordon B. McKinney

Label
Reconstructing Appalachia : the Civil War's aftermath
Title
Reconstructing Appalachia
Title remainder
the Civil War's aftermath
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew L. Slap ; introduction by Gordon B. McKinney
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • "A major contribution to the continuing re-evaluation of the mountain region's history. This volume marks an extension of that rich scholarship, providing a vital bridge between the agrarian/sectional and industrial/national eras." --
  • Families, communities, and the nation itself were irrevocably altered by the Civil War and the subsequent societal transformations of the nineteenth century. The repercussions of the war incited a broad range of unique problems in the mountains, including treacherous political dynamics, racial prejudices, and a struggling regional economy. Andrew L. Slap's Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath examines life in Appalachia after the ravages of the Civil War, an unexplored area in the 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 emerging historians 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. --
  • Highlighting a wide array of topics including racial reconciliation, tension between former Unionists and Confederates, the evolution of post-Civil War memory, and altered perceptions of race; gender, and economic status, Reconstructing Appalachia illuminates the depth and breadth of the far-reaching problems in Appalachia. Mountain dwellers endured the terrible effects of the war regardless of their loyalties to North or South; both armies destroyed railroads and trade routes throughout the region, mountain communities lost hundreds of able-bodied men, and farms were stripped bare by passing regiments, causing widespread food shortages throughout Appalachia. The combined effects of these losses caused the collapse of an economic and social infrastructure that took decades to repair. Exploring the voices of a forgotten region, Reconstructing Appalachia unearths the history of a proud people coming to grips with the aftermath of war.' --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F217.A65
LC item number
R43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Slap, Andrew L
Series statement
New directions in southern history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Reconstructing Appalachia : the Civil War's aftermath, edited by Andrew L. Slap ; introduction by Gordon B. McKinney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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. Hébert -- 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
Control code
460059225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 379 pages
Isbn
9780813125817
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)460059225
Label
Reconstructing Appalachia : the Civil War's aftermath, edited by Andrew L. Slap ; introduction by Gordon B. McKinney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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. Hébert -- 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
Control code
460059225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 379 pages
Isbn
9780813125817
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)460059225

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