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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.
Publication:
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
Series:
Conflicting worlds.
Conflicting worlds : new dimensions of the American Civil War
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Unionists (United States Civil War) -- Alabama.
Freedmen -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century.
Freedmen.
Unionists (United States Civil War)
Alabama.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780807170663
0807170666
9780807171288
9780807171271
OCLC:
1048663397
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