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Winner of the Avery O. Craven Prize of the Organization of American HistoriansAnother Civil War explores a tumultuous era of social change in the anthracite regions of Pennsylvania. Because the Union Army depended on anthracite to fuel steam-powered factories, locomotives, and battle ships, coal miners in Schuylkill, Luzerne, and Carbon Counties played a vital role in the Northern war effort. However, that role was complicated by a history of ethnic, political, and class conflicts: after years of struggle in an unsafe and unstable industry, miners expected to use their wartime economic power to win victories for themselves and their families. Yet they were denounced as traitors and draft resisters, and their strikes were broken by Federal troops. Focusing on the social and economic impact of the Civil War on a group of workers central to that war, this dramatic narrative raises important questions about industrialization and work-place conflicts in the mid-1860s, about the rise of a powerful, centralized government, and about the ties between government and industry that shaped class relations. It traces the deep, local roots of wartime strikes in the coal regions and demonstrates important links between national politics, military power, and labor organization in the years before, during, and immediately after the Civil War.

Table of Contents

  1. Title
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface to the Fordham Edition
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. 2. The Industry:Speculation, Competition,and Control 1820-60
  2. pp. 16-42
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  1. 3. The Miners:Economic Centralization and Class Formation 1840-60
  2. pp. 43-69
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  1. 4. The Region:Class, Ethnicity,and Political Allegiance1840-60
  2. pp. 70 -94
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  1. 5. Opposition to Conscription in the Coal Regions 1862-63
  2. pp. 95-120
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  1. 6. Labor Organization in the Wartime Economy1862-65
  2. pp. 121-139
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  1. 7. The Return to Order:The Provost Marshal and Organized Labor1862-65
  2. pp. 140-165
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  1. 8. Conclusion
  2. pp. 166-175
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 177-189
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-198
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823246427
Related ISBN
9780823225910
MARC Record
OCLC
55718410
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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