The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies, Large Print Ed by Victoria E. Bynum, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies, Large Print Ed

The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies, Large Print Ed

by Victoria E. Bynum
     
 

The Long Shadow of the Civil War relates uncommon narratives about common Southern folks who fought not with the Confederacy, but against it. Focusing on regions in three Southern states—North Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas—Victoria E. Bynum introduces Unionist supporters, guerrilla soldiers, defiant women, socialists, populists, free blacks, and

Overview

The Long Shadow of the Civil War relates uncommon narratives about common Southern folks who fought not with the Confederacy, but against it. Focusing on regions in three Southern states—North Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas—Victoria E. Bynum introduces Unionist supporters, guerrilla soldiers, defiant women, socialists, populists, free blacks, and large interracial kin groups that belie stereotypes of Southerners as uniformly supportive of the Confederate cause. Centered on the concepts of place, family, and community, Bynum's insightful and carefully documented work effectively counters the idea of a unified South caught in the grip of the Lost Cause.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Supported by impressive research and crafted to enlighten rather than celebrate or condemn, this book offers a penetrating portrait of the dissenters and their world. A strong addition to upper-level Civil War collections, it will also serve as a lively read for the general public. . . . Highly recommended.—Choice

The bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth has come and gone, and with it a flood of books about the sixteenth president. But the sesquicentennial of the Civil War now looms on the horizon, promising its own deluge of books of every size, shape and description. We will be fortunate indeed if in sheer originality and insight they measure up to . . . The Long Shadow of the Civil War, [a] new work by . . . Victoria Bynum . . . on the Confederate experience.—Eric Foner, The Nation

Offers vivid examples of the different Souths that fought, endured, and remembered the war.—North Carolina Historical Review

A masterful community study. . . . Based on exhaustive and innovative research. . . . [That] brilliantly demonstrates that common men and women, yeoman farmers, poor whites, slaves, and freedpeople left their stories behind for historians to excavate.—Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807879092
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
888,319
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Based on deep and creative research, this book opens up large and hotly debated questions of racial identity, gender roles, national identity, family life, and community in the South during and after the Civil War. It is a poignant portrait of all manner of Southern common folk coming to grips with war, freedom, and dislocation on a scale that few Americans have ever experienced.—W. Fitzhugh Brundage, editor of Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Regional Identity in the American South

Meet the Author

Victoria Bynum is professor of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War and Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South (both from UNC Press).

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