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Reconfiguring the Union [electronic resource] : Civil War transformations /
edited by Iwan W. Morgan and Philip John Davies.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
xii, 228 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781137336477 (hardback : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
9781137336477 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Reconfiguring the Union : a long history of civil war transformations / Iwan Morgan -- Lincoln and emancipation : the lessons of the letter to Horace Greeley / Richard Carwardine -- Conservatism, transformation, and the war for the Union / Adam I.P. Smith -- Freedpeople, politics, and the state in Civil War America / Erik Mathisen -- The military significance of the 1864 presidential election / Brian Holden Reid -- 'In union there is strength' : city-building and nation-building in civil-war era Philadelphia, 1844-1865 / Andrew Heath -- 'There will be blood' : the Civil War and the birth of the oil industry / Matthew Shaw -- 'Faugh a ballagh!' (clear the way) : the Irish and the American Civil War / David T. Gleason -- Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation : a propaganda tool for the enemy / Amanda Foreman -- Ordeal of the Union : Alan Nevins, the Civil War centennial, and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s / Robert Cook -- Glory, glory : Hollywood's consensus memory of the Civil War / Jenny Barrett.
catalogue key
11564350
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume explores some of the critical reconfigurations of the Union as wrought by the Civil War and offer insights into public memory of what the conflict signified.
Long Description
From the perspective of the North, the Civil War began as a war to restore the Union and ended as a war to make a more perfect Union. The Civil War not only changed the moral meaning of the Union, it changed what the Union stood for in political, economic, and transnational terms. This volume examines the transformations the Civil War brought to the American Union as a politico-constitutional, social, and economic system. It explores how the war changed the meaning of the Union with regard to the supremacy of the federal government over the states, the right of secession, the rights of citizenship, and the political balance between the union's various sections. It further considers the effect of the war on international and transnational perceptions of the United States. Finally, it considers how historical memory has shaped the legacy of the Civil War in the last 150 years.
Main Description
From the perspective of the North, the Civil War began as a war to restore the Union and ended as a war to make a more perfect Union. The Civil War not only changed the moral meaning of the Union, it changed what the Union stood for in political, economic, and transnational terms. This volume examines the transformations the Civil War brought to the American Union as a politico-constitutional, social, and economic system. It explores how the war changed the meaning of the Union with regardto the supremacy of the federal government over the states, the right of secession, the rights of citizenship, and the political balance between the union's various sections. It further considers the effect of the war on international and transnational perceptions of the United States. Finally, it considers how historical memory has shaped the legacy of the Civil War in the last 150 years.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Reconfiguring the Union: A Long History of Civil War Transformationsp. 1
Lincoln and Emancipation: The Lessons of the Letter to Horace Greeleyp. 21
Conservatism, Transformation, and the War for the Unionp. 41
Freedpeople, Politics, and the State in Civil War America?p. 59
The Military Significance of the 1864 Presidential Electionp. 77
"In Union There Is Strength": City-Building and Nation-Building in Civil War-Era Philadelphia, 1844-1865p. 101
"There Will Be Blood": The Civil War and the Birth of the Oil Industryp. 125
"Faugh a Ballagh!" (Clear the Way): The Irish and the American Civil Warp. 143
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: A Propaganda Tool for the Enemy?p. 163
Ordeal of the Union: Allan Nevins, the Civil War Centennial, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1960sp. 181
Glory, Glory: Hollywood's Consensus Memory of the American Civil Warp. 201
Notes on Contributorsp. 221
Indexp. 223
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