Civil War Citizens: "race, Ethnicity, And Identity In America's Bloodiest Conflict" by Susannah J. UralCivil War Citizens: "race, Ethnicity, And Identity In America's Bloodiest Conflict" by Susannah J. Ural

Civil War Citizens: "race, Ethnicity, And Identity In America's Bloodiest Conflict"

EditorSusannah J. Ural

Paperback | November 22, 2010

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At its core, the Civil War was a conflict over the meaning of citizenship. Most famously, it became a struggle over whether or not to grant rights to a group that stood outside the pale of civil-society: African Americans. But other groups--namely Jews, Germans, the Irish, and Native Americans--also became part of this struggle to exercise rights stripped from them by legislation, court rulings, and the prejudices that defined the age.

Grounded in extensive research by experts in their respective fields, Civil War Citizens is the first volume to collectively analyze the wartime experiences of those who lived outside the dominant white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant citizenry of nineteenth-century America. The essays examine the momentous decisions made by these communities in the face of war, their desire for full citizenship, the complex loyalties that shaped their actions, and the inspiring and heartbreaking results of their choices-- choices that still echo through the United States today.

Contributors: Stephen D. Engle, William McKee Evans, David T. Gleeson, Andrea Mehrländer, Joseph P. Reidy, Robert N. Rosen, and Susannah J. Ural.

Title:Civil War Citizens: "race, Ethnicity, And Identity In America's Bloodiest Conflict"Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814785700

ISBN - 13:9780814785706

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"Civil War Citizens is a collection of seven essays examining the wartime experiences of groups who lived outside the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant mainstream of mid-nineteenth century America . . . taken together, they constitute the best collection of essays on this subject available."
-Lawrence Frederick Kohl,Civil War Book Review