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Alabamians in blue : freedmen, unionists, and the Civil War in the Cotton State / Christopher M. Rein.

Author/creator Rein, Christopher M. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
Descriptionxii, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Conflicting worlds : new dimensions of the American Civil War
Conflicting worlds.
Contents Alabama's contests for resources, settlement to secession -- Low ebb: Confederate mobilization and resistance, 1861 1862 -- Exile in Corinth, 1863 -- Defeating the Confederacy, 1864 -- Victory and peace, 1865 -- Appendix: Detailed service of Alabama regiments, 1862.
Abstract "Alabamians in Blue is the first-ever scholarly examination of Alabama's black and white Union soldiers and their contributions to the eventual success of the Union army in the western theater. Arguing that Alabama's Anti-Confederate residents tendered important service, primarily by collecting intelligence and protecting logistical infrastructure, Christopher Rein highlights an unappreciated period of biracial cooperation, underwritten by massive support from the federal government. Using military records, individual diaries, and leveraging the robust secondary literature, Alabamians in Blue provides a broad synthesis that demonstrates that southern dissenters were not passive victims but rather active participants in their own liberation. They went on to direct Republican politics throughout the Reconstruction period, and fueled dissent in the New South"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2018037601
ISBN0807170666 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic publication

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