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Edited by Gary Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon, two of the most prominent nineteenth-century American historians in the nation, New Perspectives on the Union War provides a more nuanced understanding of what “Union” meant in the Civil War North by exploring how various groups of northerners conceived of the term. The essays in this volume demonstrate that while there was a broad consensus that the war was fought, or should be fought, for the cause of Union, there was bitter disagreement over how to define that cause—debate not only between political camps but also within them. The chapters touch on economics, politics, culture, military affairs, ethnicity, and questions relating to just war.

Contributors: Michael T. Caires, Frank Cirillo, D.H. Dilbeck, Jack Furniss, Jesse George-Nichol, William B. Kurtz, Peter C. Luebke, and Tamika Nunley

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Gary W. Gallagher and Elizabeth R. Varon
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. Waiting for the Perfect Moment: Abby Kelley Foster and Stephen Foster’s Union War
  2. Frank J. Cirillo
  3. pp. 9-38
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  1. Elizabeth Keckly’s Union War
  2. Tamika Y. Nunley
  3. pp. 39-62
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  1. To Save the Union “in Behalf of Conservative Men”: Horatio Seymour and the Democratic Vision for War
  2. Jack Furniss
  3. pp. 63-90
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  1. The Union as It Was: Northern Catholics’ Conservative Unionism
  2. William B. Kurtz
  3. pp. 91-113
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  1. “Certain Ill-Considered Phrases”: Edward Bates and the Disunionist Dangers of Radical Rhetoric
  2. Jesse George-Nichol
  3. pp. 114-142
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  1. “Responsible to One Another and to God”: Why Francis Lieber Believed the Union War Must Remain a Just War
  2. D. H. Dilbeck
  3. pp. 143-159
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  1. Building a Union of Banks: Salmon P. Chase and the Creation of the National Banking System
  2. Michael T. Caires
  3. pp. 160-185
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  1. “To Transmit and Perpetuate the Fruits of This Victory”: Union Regimental Histories and the Great Rebellion in Immediate Retrospect
  2. Peter C. Luebke
  3. pp. 186-200
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-240
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  1. Bibliographic Note
  2. pp. 241-244
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 245-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-260
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823284566
Related ISBN
9780823284542
MARC Record
OCLC
1099434638
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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