Snay, Mitchell.

Fenians, freedmen, and southern Whites : race and nationality in the era of Reconstruction / Mitchell Snay. - Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2007. - xii, 218 p., [3] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. - Conflicting worlds . - Conflicting worlds. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-208) and index.

The Context of Republican Reconstruction The Political Culture of Countersubversion Nationality and Class: The Land Question Ethnic and Racial Nationalism Civic Nationalism 1 18 -- 2 50 -- 3 81 -- 4 114 -- 5 139.

"Unlike southern whites and blacks, Irish Americans are seldom mentioned in Reconstruction histories. By joining the Fenians with freedpeople and southern whites, Snay seeks to assert their central relevance to the dynamics of nationalism during Reconstruction and offers a highly original analysis of Reconstruction as an Age of Capital and an Age of Emancipation where categories of race, class, and gender - as well as nationalism - were fluid and contested."--BOOK JACKET.

9780807132739 (cloth : alk. paper) 080713273X (cloth : alk. paper)


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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Nationalism--History--United States--19th century.
Political culture--History--United States--19th century.
Ethnicity--Political aspects--History--United States--19th century.
Irish Americans--Politics and government--19th century.
Freedmen--Political activity--History--United States--19th century.
Whites--Politics and government--Southern States--19th century.

United States--Race relations--Political aspects--History--19th century.
Southern States--Race relations--Political aspects--History--19th century.

E668 / .S66 2007