Civil War In Appalachia: Collected Essays

Civil War In Appalachia Collected Essays The goals of this volume the editors state are to provide a useful introduction to the social history of Appalachia s Civil War illustrating both the strengths and weaknesses of current historiogra

  • Title: Civil War In Appalachia: Collected Essays
  • Author: Kenneth W. Noe
  • ISBN: 9780870499715
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The goals of this volume, the editors state, are to provide a useful introduction to the social history of Appalachia s Civil War, illustrating both the strengths and weaknesses of current historiography to sum up where we have been and suggest where we need to go and point out the need to integrate Appalachian scholarship with studies of the Civil War and vice versa The goals of this volume, the editors state, are to provide a useful introduction to the social history of Appalachia s Civil War, illustrating both the strengths and weaknesses of current historiography to sum up where we have been and suggest where we need to go and point out the need to integrate Appalachian scholarship with studies of the Civil War and vice versa Among the topics covered are the experiences of blacks in Appalachia, the war as it affected women, the breakdown of community, changing gender roles, disaffection and desertion, guerrilla warfare, perceptions of mountain life, and the early stirrings of industrialization These essays demonstrate the rich variety of Appalachian sentiments and attitudes toward the war, dismantling familiar myths such as the view of Appalachia as a unionist monolith.

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