When the Yankees Came: Conflict and Chaos in the Occupied South, 1861-1865 / Edition 2

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The invasion and occupation of the South during the Civil War affected the postwar mentality of Southerners. Topics explored include civilian resistance, class conflicts, and the impact of occupation on families and communities.
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Editorial Reviews

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An impressively researched and gracefully written study, one of great interest to all students of the Civil War.

Reviews in American History

A basic, thoughtful, synthesizing study . . . essential reading for Civil War specialists.

Journal of American History

A very good book that combines extraordinary detail with close analysis of the encounters between Yankee soldiers and Confederate civilians.

Journal of Southern History

One of Ash's greatest accomplishments is in providing the first broad overview of the occupation experience throughout the South.

Journal of Southwest Georgia History

This excellent study is a must buy for anyone interested in social history or the Civil War.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807847954
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/1999
  • Series: Civil War America Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 5.96 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen V. Ash is associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and managing editor of the Journal of East Tennessee History. His books include Middle Tennessee Society Transformed, 1860-1870: War and Peace in the Upper South.
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Table of Contents


Preface, ix
Prologue: Spring 1861, 1
1 Citizens and Soldiers: The First Invasions and Early Occupation Policy, 13
2 Rebels and Conquerors: Civilian Resistance and the Transformation of Northern War Aims, 38
3 Three Worlds: The Garrisoned Towns, the Confederate Frontier, and No-Man's-Land, 76
4 Deliverance and Disillusion: The Ordeal of the Unionists, 108
5 To the Red Sea: The Struggle against Black Freedom, 149
6 The Other Jubilee: Plain Folk, Aristocrats, and the Challenge to the Old Order, 170
7 In a Strange Land: Family and Community in the Maelstrom of War, 195
8 No River of Fire: War-weariness and the Collapse of Resistance, 214
Epilogue: Summer 1865, 229
Map Appendix, 237
Notes, 243
Bibliography, 303
Index, 303
A section of illustrations appears following page 130.

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