State of the Union: NY and the Civil War

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As the most populous state during the Civil War, New York only provided the most men and materiel, but was also the North's economic center and an important center of political and social activism. These essays address the role of women, blacks, Native Americans, and European immigrants in New York, the difficulties Abraham Lincoln faced in New York., and the treatment of Confederate soldiers at Elmira Prison Camp.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823221394
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: North's Civil War Series, #17
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 135
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold Holzer, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation's leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He served as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has written, co-written, or edited 35 books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgments
1 Housekeeping on Its Own Terms: Abraham Lincoln in New York 1
2 The Volcano under the City: The Significance of Draft Rioting in New York City and State, July 1863 17
3 What's Gender Got to Do with It? New York in the Age of Civil War 34
4 In the Shadow of American Indian Removal: The Iroquois in the Civil War 48
5 Above the Law? Arbitrary Arrests, Habeas Corpus, and Freedom of the Press in Lincoln's New York 67
6 Rebuttal: Abraham Lincoln, Civil Liberties, and the New York Connection - The Corning Letter 73
7 New York's "Andersonville": The Elmira Military Prison 93
8 New York and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson 101
Epilogue: Abraham Lincoln's Letter to Erastus Corning and Other New York Democrats, June 12, 1863 115
About the Contributors 127
Index 129
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