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Shifting loyalties : the union occupation of eastern North Carolina /
Judkin Browning.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.
description
xiii, 250 p.
ISBN
0807834688 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780807834688 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.
isbn
0807834688 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807834688 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Antebellum antecedents -- The first year of war -- The beginning of military occupation -- The African American experience under occupation -- The experience of northern benevolent societies during occupation -- The effects of occupation on union soldiers -- White rejection of union occupation.
catalogue key
7408012
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Focusing on the Union occupation of Carteret and Craven Counties in southeastern North Carolina, Browning offers new insights into the effects of war on southerners and the nature of civil-military relations under long-term occupation, especially coastal residents' negotiations with their occupiers and each other as they forged new social, cultural, and political identities.
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"This study is a unique look into a so-called Unionist area in a Confederate state under Union occupation….Highly recommended to Civil War enthusiasts." - NewsOK.com
"This study is a unique look into a so-called Unionist area in a Confederate state under Union occupation'_¦.Highly recommended to Civil War enthusiasts." - NewsOK.com
"Reflecting very wide and deep reading and research across multiple disciplines,Shifting Loyaltiesprovides a comprehensive and compelling look at how North Carolinians responded to federal military occupation during the Civil War, as well as fresh insight into the dynamics of occupation in general."--John David Smith, co-editor ofUndaunted Radical: The Selected Writings and Speeches of Albion W. TourgÉe
"This study is a unique look into a so-called Unionist area in a Confederate state under Union occupation .Highly recommended to Civil War enthusiasts." - NewsOK.com
"Harrold is at his best when he discusses how, when, and why the violence occurred, and its impact on the ongoing struggle." - The North Carolina Historical Review
"Radically challenge[s] existing interpretations of the Civil War in eastern North Carolina." - The North Carolina Historical Review
"Reflecting very wide and deep reading and research across multiple disciplines, Shifting Loyalties provides a comprehensive and compelling look at how North Carolinians responded to federal military occupation during the Civil War, as well as fresh insight into the dynamics of occupation in general."--John David Smith, co-editor of Undaunted Radical: The Selected Writings and Speeches of Albion W. Tourg e
"Reflecting very wide and deep reading and research across multiple disciplines, Shifting Loyalties provides a comprehensive and compelling look at how North Carolinians responded to federal military occupation during the Civil War, as well as fresh insight into the dynamics of occupation in general."--John David Smith, co-editor of Undaunted Radical: The Selected Writings and Speeches of Albion W. Tourgée
"Browning provides useful insights into the nature of southern unionism and what directions it took under the considerable strain of long term occupation and post war reevaluation." - Civil War Books and Authors
"Browning provides useful insights into the nature of southern unionism and what directions it took under the considerable strain of long term occupation and post war reevaluation." -Civil War Books and Authors
"Browning's explorations uncover a treasure trove of information." - America's Civil War
"Browning's work is an important study of the effects of Union occupation on myriad different social groups.... [He] should be commended for a well thought out and judicious account of the experience of Carteret and Craven counties during the American Civil War." - American Nineteenth Century History
"An elegantly written and persuasive narrative." - The Historian
"An excellent study that deserves a wide reading audience. It opens a window on a little-studied aspect of the Civil War."- Blue & Gray Magazine
"[A] valuable study." - American Historical Review
"A welcome addition to the literature on the occupied South during the Civil War." - Army History
"A well-conceived and well executed microstudy." - Journal of American History
"[A] well-researched and lively treatment of two coastal North Carolina counties."-- - Journal Of Southern History
"[A] well written, carefully researched effort that explains how eastern North Carolina's rebellion began rather than ended in 1865." - Tennessee Historical Review
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In the spring of 1862, Union forces marched into neighboring Carteret and Craven Counties in southeastern North Carolina, marking the beginning of an occupation that would continue for the rest of the war. Focusing on a wartime community with divided allegiances, Judkin Browning offers new insights into the effects of war on southerners and the nature of civil-military relations under long-term occupation, especially coastal residents' negotiations with their occupiers and each other as they forged new social, cultural, and political identities. Unlike citizens in the core areas of the Confederacy, many white residents in eastern North Carolina had a strong streak of prewar Unionism and appeared to welcome the Union soldiers when they first arrived. By 1865, however, many of these residents would alter their allegiance, developing a strong sense of southern nationalism. African Americans in the region, on the other hand, utilized the presence of Union soldiers to empower themselves, as they gained their freedom in the face of white hostility. Browning's study ultimately tells the story of Americans trying to define their roles, with varying degrees of success and failure, in a reconfigured country.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Antebellum Antecedentsp. 9
The First Year of Warp. 27
The Beginning of Military Occupationp. 55
The African American Experience under Occupationp. 81
The Experience of Northern Benevolent Societies during Occupationp. 105
The Effects of Occupation on Union Soldiersp. 123
White Rejection of Union Occupationp. 149
Conclusionp. 177
Notesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 239
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