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Author Downs, Gregory P.,
Title Declarations of dependence : the long reconstruction of popular politics in the South, 1861-1908 / Gregory P. Downs.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
©2011

Subject Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- North Carolina.
Dependency -- Political aspects -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Patron and client -- Political aspects -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Populism -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
North Carolina -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Friends unseen : the ballad of political dependency -- Hungry for protection : the Confederate roots of dependence -- Slaves and the great deliverer : freedom and friendship behind Union lines -- Vulnerable at the circumference : demobilization and the limitations of the Freedmen's Bureau -- The great day of acounter : democracy and the problem of power in Republican Reconstruction -- The persistence of prayer : dependency after redemption -- Crazes, fetishes, and enthusiasms : the silver mania and the making of a new politics -- A compressive age : White supremacy and the growth of the modern state -- Coda: Desperate times call for distant friends : Franklin Roosevelt as the last good king?
Summary Through an examination of the pleas and petitions of ordinary North Carolinians, Downs contends that the Civil War redirected, not destroyed, claims of dependence by exposing North Carolinians to the expansive but unsystematic power of Union and Confederate governments, and by loosening the legal ties that bound them to husbands, fathers, and masters.
Note Online resource (HeinOnline, viewed September 12, 2016).
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780807877760 (electronic bk.)
080787776X (electronic bk.)
9781469603407 (electronic bk.)
1469603403 (electronic bk.)
9780807834442 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807834440 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 701057066
Additional Format Print version: Downs, Gregory P. Declarations of dependence. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011 9780807834442 (DLC) 2010029301 (OCoLC)650827354