Southern mountain Republicans, 1865-1900: politics and the Appalachian community
Unlike most southern whites during the Civil War, the majority of residents of the Appalachian counties resisted secession, and a significant minority fought against the Confederacy. After 1865, many joined the Republican Party and remained the only large group of white southerners in the party until the 1950s.
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Reconstruction in the Mountains
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