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A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 (Civil War America)

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ISBN13: 9780807829288
ISBN10: 0807829285
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Historians often assert that Confederate nationalism had its origins in pre-Civil War sectional conflict with the North, reached its apex at the start of the war, and then dropped off quickly after the end of hostilities. Anne Sarah Rubin argues instead that white Southerners did not actually begin to formulate a national identity until it became evident that the Confederacy was destined to fight a lengthy war against the Union. She also demonstrates that an attachment to a symbolic or sentimental Confederacy existed independent of the political Confederacy and was therefore able to persist well after the collapse of the Confederate state. White Southerners redefined symbols and figures of the failed state as emotional touchstones and political rallying points in the struggle to retain local (and racial) control, even as former Confederates took the loyalty oath and applied for pardons in droves.

Exploring the creation, maintenance, and transformation of Confederate identity during the tumultuous years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Rubin sheds new light on the ways in which Confederates felt connected to their national creation and provides a provocative example of what happens when a nation disintegrates and leaves its people behind to forge a new identity.

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"A comprehensive discussion of the ideas and feelings of supporters of the Confederacy during the Civil War and Reconstruction."

American Historical Review "A sophisticated explication of the creation, manifestation, adaptation, and persistence of Confederate nationalism."

The North Carolina Historical Review "Rubin's study provides valuable contributions to understanding the creation of the Confederate identity."

The Courier "Anne Rubin gives us a rich portrait of the construction and reconstruction of Confederate identity in war and defeat. Her work moves the discussion of Confederate nationalism onto a new plane. (Drew Gilpin Faust, author of Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War)"

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Exploring the creation, maintenance, and transformation of Confederate identity during the tumultuous years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Rubin sheds new light on the ways in which Confederates felt connected to their national creation and provides a provocative example of what happens when a nation disintegrates and leaves its people behind to forge a new identity.

About the Author

Anne Sarah Rubin is assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is coauthor, with Edward Ayers, of the electronic project Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War - The Eve of War.

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southern, June 1, 2006 (view all comments by southern)
THE SOUTH SHOULD COME BACK if they dont ill shurly make it happen the south had their rights and the greedy north came in and had taken there rights away from them Bush cant do anything about it hes doing spending all his time the nations money to rebuild iraq. Hello we were the ones that bombed them am only13 years old i have a confederate flag in my room and i believe its just a matter of time they are gonna come back and im going to help them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807829288
Subtitle:
The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Rubin, Anne S.
Author:
Rubin, Anne Sarah
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Civil War; Confederate nation; Confederate nationalism; national identity; local identity; Reconstruction South; Jefferson Davis; regional identity; Presidential Reconstruction
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Confederate nation
Subject:
Confederate nationalism
Subject:
national identity
Subject:
local identity
Subject:
Reconstruction South
Subject:
Jefferson Davis
Subject:
regional identity
Subject:
Presidential Reconstruction
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
regional ide
Subject:
ntity
Subject:
Presidential Reconstruct
Subject:
Ion
Subject:
Civil Wa
Subject:
R
Subject:
Confederate natio
Subject:
nalism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Civil War America
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

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A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 (Civil War America)
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Product details 352 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807829288 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A comprehensive discussion of the ideas and feelings of supporters of the Confederacy during the Civil War and Reconstruction."

American Historical Review "A sophisticated explication of the creation, manifestation, adaptation, and persistence of Confederate nationalism."

The North Carolina Historical Review "Rubin's study provides valuable contributions to understanding the creation of the Confederate identity."

The Courier "Anne Rubin gives us a rich portrait of the construction and reconstruction of Confederate identity in war and defeat. Her work moves the discussion of Confederate nationalism onto a new plane. (Drew Gilpin Faust, author of Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War)"

"Synopsis" by , Exploring the creation, maintenance, and transformation of Confederate identity during the tumultuous years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Rubin sheds new light on the ways in which Confederates felt connected to their national creation and provides a provocative example of what happens when a nation disintegrates and leaves its people behind to forge a new identity.
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