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One of the most hotly debated issues in the historical study of race relations is the question of how the Civil War and Reconstruction affected social relations in the South. Did the War leave class and race hierarchies intact? Or did it mark the profound disruption of a long-standing social order?

Yankee Town, Southern City examines how the members of the southern community of Lynchburg, Virginia experienced four distinct but overlapping events--Secession, Civil War, Black Emancipation, and Reconstruction. By looking at life in the grog shop, at the military encampment, on the street corner, and on the shop floor, Steven Elliott Tripp illustrates the way in which ordinary people influenced the contours of race and class relations in their town.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. xv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. CHAPTER ONE: Yankee Town, Southern City
  2. pp. 6-47
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: Religion, Rum, and Race: Lower-Class Life in Antebellum Lynchburg
  2. pp. 48-84
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  1. CHAPTER THREE: The Many Battles of Lynchburg
  2. pp. 85-162
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: "These Troublesome Times": Rebuilding Lynchburg after the War
  2. pp. 163-204
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: "To Crown Our Hearty Endeavors": Religion, Race, and Class, 1865-1872
  2. pp. 205-223
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: "The Mauling Science": Black and White Violence and Vigilance, 1865-1872
  2. pp. 224-249
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  1. EPILOGUE: Lynchburg's Centennial and Beyond
  2. pp. 250-255
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 257-273
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 275-318
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 319-336
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 337-344
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