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Author Phillips, Christopher, 1959 November 1-
Title The rivers ran backward : the Civil War and the remaking of the American middle border / Christopher Phillips.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition First edition.

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Author Phillips, Christopher, 1959 November 1-
Subject Regionalism -- Border States.
Regionalism -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century.
Group identity -- Border States.
Group identity -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century.
Border States (U.S. Civil War)
Middle West -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
Description 1 online resource
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: white salt, black servitude -- White flows the river: freedom and unfreedom in the early national west -- Babel: changed persistence on slavery's borderland -- The ten year war: sectional politics in a dividing region -- No north, no south, no east, no west: the fiction of the wartime middle ground -- Netherworld of war: civilians, soldiers, and the dominion of war -- Bitter harvest: emancipation and the politics of loyalty -- Shadow wars: the crucible of social violence -- North star, southern cross: the politics of irreconciliation -- Conclusion.
Summary This work argues that historians have largely ignored the West's centrality to perhaps the Civil War's most lasting outcome: the rise of regionalism as a force in postwar domestic politics.
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ISBN 9780199720170 (pdf)
0199720177 (pdf)
9780190606138 (Epub)
0190606134 (Epub)
9780199378180 (ebook)
0199378185 (ebook)
9780195187236 (hardcover)
0195187237
OCLC # 936549345
Additional Format Print version: Phillips, Christopher, 1959 November 1- Rivers ran backward. First edition. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016 9780195187236 (DLC) 2015042282


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