Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2010 - History - 221 pages
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Centered on the concepts of place, family, and community, Bynum's insightful and carefully documented work effectively counters the idea of a unified South caught in the grip of the Lost Cause.Bynum relates uncommon narratives about common Southern folks who fought not with the Confederacy, but against it. Focusing on regions in three Southern states--North Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas--Bynum introduces Unionist supporters, guerrilla soldiers, defiant women, socialists, populists, free blacks, and large interracial kin groups that belie stereotypes of the South and of Southerners as uniformly supportive of the Confederate cause. Centered on the concepts of place, family, and community, Bynum's insightful and carefully documented work effectively counters the idea of a unified South caught in the grip of the Lost Cause.
  

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This is an excellent book for those who want to study the real history of the War between the States.

Contents

Kinship Community and Place in the Old and the New South
1
Home Front
15
Reconstruction and Beyond
55
Legacies
97
Fathers and Sons
137
Notes
149
Bibliography
187
Acknowledgments
207
Index
211
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About the author (2010)

Victoria Bynum is professor of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War and Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South (both from U

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