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Inside war : the guerrilla conflict in Missouri during the American Civil War / Michael Fellman.

By: Fellman, Michael.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990Edition: Oxford University Press pbk.Description: xx, 331 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195064712; 9780195064711; 019505198X; 9780195051988.Subject(s): Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements | Guerrillas -- Missouri -- History -- 19th century | American Civil War Military operations by guerrilla groupsDDC classification: 973.7478 LOC classification: E470.45 | .F36 1990Other classification: NP 6020
Partial contents:
Before the war -- Terror and a sense of justice : civilians in guerrilla war -- Official attitudes -- Brother killers : guerrillas and Union troops -- Women as victims and participants -- After the war
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E470.45 .F36 1990 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001412410

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-313) and index.

Before the war -- Terror and a sense of justice : civilians in guerrilla war -- Official attitudes -- Brother killers : guerrillas and Union troops -- Women as victims and participants -- After the war

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The scope of this work is actually larger than the title states, because it begins with a chapter on prewar Missouri and concludes with one on postwar Missouri. The author's treatment is a mixture of history and social psychology. Fellman (Simon Fraser University) has organized his materials under four headings: civilians in guerrilla war, official attitudes, guerrillas and Union troops, and women. His method is to quote from a source and comment on it with psychological insight. Perhaps more than any other state, Missouri suffered from guerrilla fighting. Actuated by a variety of motives, lofty and low, citizens took war into their own hands. Both the Union and Confederacy sought to establish official policies, without success. Women appear as brave, sacrificial, strongly committed ideologically, and generally respected by guerrillas. The book is the best full-scale analysis of guerrilla fighting in any state during the Civil War. Equipped with maps and illustrations and generously footnoted, it is also attractively printed. Appropriate for large college and all university libraries. -J. A. Rawley, University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Author notes provided by Syndetics

<br> Michael Fellman is Professor of History at Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is the author of three previous books on nineteenth-century American history.<br>

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