The worst passions of human nature : White supremacy in the Civil War north / Paul D. Escott.

By: Escott, Paul D, 1947- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; A nation divided: studies in the Civil War eraPublisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813943855; 081394385XSubject(s): Racism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | White supremacy movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century | African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 | Political parties -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Race relations -- History | United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 | HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877) | African Americans -- Social conditions | Political parties | Politics and government | Race relations | Racism | White supremacy movements | United States | To 1964Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The worst passions of human natureDDC classification: 305.800973/09034 LOC classification: E185 | .E75 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
War hastens abolition amid prejudice, 1861-1862 -- The democratic opposition, 1861-1862 -- The Emancipation Proclamation and reactions -- The "problem" of freed slaves -- Freed slaves in reality -- Progress in the war but not in racial policy -- Progress, political crisis, and regression -- Freedom and the staying power of white supremacy.
Summary: "This book examines the contrast between progress on emancipation and the persistence of virulent racism and white supremacist attitudes in the Civil War North. It analyzes both northern politics and the racial attitudes and assumptions that were revealed in newspapers, books, and magazines. Its central arguments are about the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the racism that flourished in Northern society and culture"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This book examines the contrast between progress on emancipation and the persistence of virulent racism and white supremacist attitudes in the Civil War North. It analyzes both northern politics and the racial attitudes and assumptions that were revealed in newspapers, books, and magazines. Its central arguments are about the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the racism that flourished in Northern society and culture"-- Provided by publisher.

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War hastens abolition amid prejudice, 1861-1862 -- The democratic opposition, 1861-1862 -- The Emancipation Proclamation and reactions -- The "problem" of freed slaves -- Freed slaves in reality -- Progress in the war but not in racial policy -- Progress, political crisis, and regression -- Freedom and the staying power of white supremacy.

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Paul D. Escott is Reynolds Professor of History Emeritus at Wake Forest University and author of Slavery Remembered: A Record of Twentieth-Century Slave Narratives, winner of the Mayflower Cup, and Lincoln's Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era (Virginia).

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