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Fenians, Freedmen, and Southern Whites : Race and Nationality in the Era of Reconstruction

By: Snay, Mitchell.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (237 p.).ISBN: 9780807135358.Subject(s): Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Freedmen -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- 19th century | Irish Americans -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Southern States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century | Whites -- Southern States -- Politics and government -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fenians, Freedmen, and Southern Whites : Race and Nationality in the Era of ReconstructionDDC classification: 973.8 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Context of Republican Reconstruction; 2. The Political Culture of Countersubversion; Illustrations; 3. Nationality and Class: The Land Question; 4. Ethnic and Racial Nationalism; 5. Civic Nationalism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: After the American Civil War, several movements for ethnic separatism and political self-determination significantly shaped the course of Reconstruction. The Union Leagues, which began during the war to support the northern effort, spread to the South after the war and mobilized African Americans to fight for their political rights and economic security. Opposing the Leagues was the Ku Klux Klan, which used intimidation and violence to maintain the political and economic hegemony of southern whites. Founded in 1858 as the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood, the Irish American Fenians sought to li
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Context of Republican Reconstruction; 2. The Political Culture of Countersubversion; Illustrations; 3. Nationality and Class: The Land Question; 4. Ethnic and Racial Nationalism; 5. Civic Nationalism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

After the American Civil War, several movements for ethnic separatism and political self-determination significantly shaped the course of Reconstruction. The Union Leagues, which began during the war to support the northern effort, spread to the South after the war and mobilized African Americans to fight for their political rights and economic security. Opposing the Leagues was the Ku Klux Klan, which used intimidation and violence to maintain the political and economic hegemony of southern whites. Founded in 1858 as the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood, the Irish American Fenians sought to li

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<p>Mitchell Snay is professor of history at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He is the author of Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South and co-editor of Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery.</p>

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