The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth

The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813175768
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Series: New Directions in Southern History Series
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joseph M. Beilein Jr. is assistant professor of history at Penn State University, Erie. He is the author of Bushwhackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri.

Matthew C. Hulbert teaches American history at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. He is the author of The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers became Gunslingers in the American West, which won the 2017 Wiley-Silver Prize, and the co-editor of Writing History with Lightning: Cinematic Representations of Nineteenth-Century America.

Table of Contents

Foreword Christopher Phillips vii

Introduction Joseph M. Beilein Jr. Matthew C. Hulbert 1

The Hard-Line War: The Ideological Basis of Irregular Warfare in the Western Border States Christopher Phillips 13

Controlled Chaos: Spatiotemporal Patterns within Missouri's Irregular Civil War Andrew William Fialka 43

Violence, Conflict, and Loyalty in the Carolina Piedmont: A Comparative Perspective David Brown Patrick J. Doyle 71

Indians Make the Best Guerrillas: Native Americans and the War for the Desert Southwest, 1861-1862 Megan Kate Nelson 99

The Business of Guerrilla Memory: Selling Massacres and the Captivity Narrative of Sergeant Thomas M. Goodman Matthew C. Hulbert 123

Tales of Race, Romance, and Irregular Warfare: Guerrillas Fictionalized, 1862-1866 John C. Inscoe 145

In Search of Manse Jolly: Mythology and Facts in the Hunt for a Post-Civil War Guerrilla Rod Andrew Jr. 175

"Nothing but Truth Is History": William E. Connelley, William H. Gregg, and the Pillaging of Guerrilla History Joseph M. Beilein Jr. 207

Afterword Victoria E. Bynum 231

Acknowledgments 237

List of Contributors 239

Index 241

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