9781469645544-1469645548-Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains (Civil War America)

Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains (Civil War America)

ISBN-13: 9781469645544
ISBN-10: 1469645548
Edition: Reprint
Author: Nash, Steven E.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469645544
ISBN-10: 1469645548
Edition: Reprint
Author: Nash, Steven E.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Nash, Steven E. wrote Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains (Civil War America) comprising 288 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469645548 and 9781469645544. Since then Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains (Civil War America) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In this illuminating study, Steven E. Nash chronicles the history of Reconstruction as it unfolded in the mountains of western North Carolina. Nash presents a complex story of the region's grappling with the war's aftermath, examining the persistent wartime loyalties that informed bitter power struggles between factions of white mountaineers determined to rule. For a brief period, an influx of federal governmental power enabled white anti-Confederates to ally with former slaves in order to lift the Republican Party to power locally and in the state as a whole. Republican success led to a violent response from a transformed class of elites, however, who claimed legitimacy from the antebellum period while pushing for greater integration into the market-oriented New South.

Focusing on a region that is still underrepresented in the Reconstruction historiography, Nash illuminates the diversity and complexity of Appalachian political and economic machinations, while bringing to light the broad and complicated issues the era posed to the South and the nation as a whole.

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