The Resource Declarations of dependence: : the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908, Gregory P. Downs, (ebook)

Declarations of dependence: : the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908, Gregory P. Downs, (ebook)

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Declarations of dependence: : the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908
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Declarations of dependence:
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the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908
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Gregory P. Downs
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eng
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In this highly original study, Gregory Downs argues that the most American of wars, the Civil War, created a seemingly un-American popular politics, rooted not in independence but in voluntary claims of dependence. Through an examination of the pleas and petitions of ordinary North Carolinians, Declarations of Dependence contends that the Civil War redirected, not destroyed, claims of dependence by exposing North Carolinians to the expansive but unsystematic power of Union and Confederate governments, and by loosening the legal ties that bound them to husbands, fathers, and masters.Faced with anarchy during the long reconstruction of government authority, people turned fervently to the government for protection and sustenance, pleading in fantastic, intimate ways for attention. This personalistic, or what Downs calls patronal, politics allowed for appeals from subordinate groups like freed blacks and poor whites, and also bound people emotionally to newly expanding postwar states. Downs's argument rewrites the history of the relationship between Americans and their governments, showing the deep roots of dependence, the complex impact of the Civil War upon popular politics, and the powerful role of Progressivism and segregation in submerging a politics of dependence that--in new form--rose again in the New Deal and persists today
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Midwest
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Downs, Gregory P
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975.6/03
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non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Dependency
  • Patron and client
  • Political culture
  • Populism
  • North Carolina
  • United States
  • North Carolina
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adult
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Declarations of dependence: : the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908, Gregory P. Downs, (ebook)
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9780807877760
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MWT11720171
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11720171
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Declarations of dependence: : the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908, Gregory P. Downs, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877760
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720171
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720171
System control number
MWT11720171
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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