New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty

New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty

by William J. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813538599

ISBN-13: 9780813538594

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The Civil War divided New Jersey just as it did the nation. As a small state sandwiched between two large and powerful neighbors, New Jersey had always enthusiastically supported the creation of a strong central government. On the other hand, many New Jersey citizens did not share the anti-slavery sentiments of the North; they supported property rights of slave

Overview

The Civil War divided New Jersey just as it did the nation. As a small state sandwiched between two large and powerful neighbors, New Jersey had always enthusiastically supported the creation of a strong central government. On the other hand, many New Jersey citizens did not share the anti-slavery sentiments of the North; they supported property rights of slave owners and believed in the natural inferiority of blacks. Subsequently, when southern states began to secede from the Union to form the Confederacy, New Jerseyans were left divided and confused.

William J. Jackson examines the ironies, paradoxes, and contradictions that characterized New Jersey's unique historical role in the war. This is the only book to incorporate social and political history with that of military history and strategy. Civil War aficionados and historians will also welcome Jackson's analysis of the participation of New Jersey African Americans on the home front and in the military.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813538594
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Rivergate Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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