The Resource The heart of Confederate Appalachia: : western North Carolina in the Civil War, John C. Inscoe & Gordon B. McKinney, (ebook)

The heart of Confederate Appalachia: : western North Carolina in the Civil War, John C. Inscoe & Gordon B. McKinney, (ebook)

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The heart of Confederate Appalachia: : western North Carolina in the Civil War
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The heart of Confederate Appalachia:
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western North Carolina in the Civil War
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John C. Inscoe & Gordon B. McKinney
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eng
Summary
In the mountains of western North Carolina, the Civil War was fought on different terms than those found throughout most of the South. Though relatively minor strategically, incursions by both Confederate and Union troops disrupted life and threatened the social stability of many communities. Even more disruptive were the internal divisions among western Carolinians themselves. Differing ideologies turned into opposing loyalties, and the resulting strife proved as traumatic as anything imposed by outside armies. As the mountains became hiding places for deserters, draft dodgers, fugitive slaves, and escaped prisoners of war, the conflict became a more localized and internalized guerrilla war, less rational and more brutal, mean-spirited, and personal--and ultimately more demoralizing and destructive.From the valleys of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers to the peaks of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, the people of western North Carolina responded to the war in dramatically different ways. Men and women, masters and slaves, planters and yeomen, soldiers and civilians, Confederates and Unionists, bushwhackers and home guardsmen, Democrats and Whigs--all their stories are told here."This thorough and detailed study provides a comprehensive and sophisticated picture of western North Carolina society during the Civil War. In so doing, it greatly enhances our understanding of a region that lay at the heart of the Old South.--American Historical Review"A much anticipated study of one of the more misunderstood regions of the antebellum and Civil War South. . . . Virtually every facet of life in North Carolina's Appalachian mountains comes forth in [this] well-written and thoroughly researched book.--Appalachian Journal"The authors have given us the finest account of an Appalachian community at war by carefully integrating military and civilian affairs into an elegant narrative. In the process, they have challenged our thinking about Unionism in North Carolina and wartime dissent against the Confederacy.--Georgia Historical QuarterlyIn the mountains of western North Carolina, the Civil War was fought on different terms than those found throughout most of the South. Incursions by both Confederate and Union troops disrupted life and threatened the social stability of many communities, while internal divisions among western Carolinians themselves sparked clashes that proved as traumatic as anything imposed by outside armies. From the valleys of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers to the peaks of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, the people of western North Carolina responded to the war in dramatically different ways. Men and women, masters and slaves, planters and yeomen, soldiers and civilians, Confederates and Unionists, bushwhackers and home guardsmen, Democrats and Whigs--all their stories are told here.-->
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Midwest
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1951-
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Inscoe, John C.
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973.7/456
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1943-
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  • McKinney, Gordon B.
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Civil War America
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  • Electronic books
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • United States
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
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adult
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The heart of Confederate Appalachia: : western North Carolina in the Civil War, John C. Inscoe & Gordon B. McKinney, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807860755
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11710129
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The heart of Confederate Appalachia: : western North Carolina in the Civil War, John C. Inscoe & Gordon B. McKinney, (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
9780807860755
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710129
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710129
System control number
MWT11710129
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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