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The Resource A shattered nation : the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868, Anne Sarah Rubin, (electronic resource)

A shattered nation : the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868, Anne Sarah Rubin, (electronic resource)

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A shattered nation : the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868
Title
A shattered nation
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868
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Anne Sarah Rubin
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Language
eng
Summary
Historians often assert that Confederate nationalism had its origins in pre-Civil War sectional conflict with the North, reached its apex at the start of the war, and then dropped off quickly after the end of hostilities. Anne Sarah Rubin argues instead that white Southerners did not actually begin to formulate a national identity until it became evident that the Confederacy was destined to fight a lengthy war against the Union. She also demonstrates that an attachment to a symbolic or sentimental Confederacy existed independent of the political Confederacy and was therefore able to persist well after the collapse of the Confederate state. White Southerners redefined symbols and figures of the failed state as emotional touchstones and political rallying points in the struggle to retain local (and racial) control, even as former Confederates took the loyalty oath and applied for pardons in droves.Exploring the creation, maintenance, and transformation of Confederate identity during the tumultuous years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Rubin sheds new light on the ways in which Confederates felt connected to their national creation and provides a provocative example of what happens when a nation disintegrates and leaves its people behind to forge a new identity.Historians often assert that Confederate nationalism had its origins in pre-Civil War sectional conflict with the North, reached its apex at the start of the war, and then dropped off quickly after the end of hostilities. Anne Sarah Rubin argues instead that white Southerners did not actually begin to formulate a national identity until it became evident that the Confederacy was destined to fight a lengthy war against the Union. She also demonstrates that an attachment to a symbolic or sentimental Confederacy existed independent of the political Confederacy and was therefore able to persist well after the collapse of the Confederate state. White Southerners redefined symbols and figures of the failed state as emotional touchstones and political rallying points in the struggle to retain local (and racial) control, Rubin argues, even as former Confederates took the loyalty oath and applied for pardons in droves.-->
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Midwest
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973.7/13
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Civil War America
Target audience
adult
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A shattered nation : the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868, Anne Sarah Rubin, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807888957
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719434
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remote
Stock number
11719434
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(MWT)MWT11719434
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A shattered nation : the rise and fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868, Anne Sarah Rubin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807888957
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719434
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719434
System control number
(MWT)MWT11719434
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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