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Barcode30293101830557
LocationClark County
Call No306.20973 Rich
TitleHow the South won the Civil War : oligarchy, democracy, and the continuing fight for the soul of America / Heather Cox Richardson.
AuthorRichardson, Heather Cox. author.
CollectionNF
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 Clark County30293101830557306.20973 Rich6/24/2020 AvailableClark County

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International Standard Book Number 9780190900908
International Standard Book Number 0190900903
Personal Name Richardson, Heather Cox. author.
Title Statement How the South won the Civil War : oligarchy, democracy, and the continuing fight for the soul of America / Heather Cox Richardson.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Physical Description xxix, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note The roots of paradox -- The triumph of equality -- The West -- Cowboy Reconstruction -- Western politics -- The West and the South join forces -- The rise of the new West -- Oligarchy rides again -- Conclusion: What then is this American?
Summary, Etc. "While in the short term--militarily--the North won the Civil War, in the long term--ideologically--victory went to the South. The continual expansion of the Western frontier allowed a Southern oligarchic ideology to find a new home and take root. Even with the abolition of slavery and the equalizing power of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the ostensible equalizing of economic opportunity afforded by Western expansion, anti-democratic practices were deeply embedded in the country's foundations, in which the rhetoric of equality struggled against the power of money. As the settlers from the East pushed into the West, so too did all of its hierarchies, reinforced by the seizure of Mexican lands at the end of the Mexican-American War and violence toward Native Americans. Both the South and the West depended on extractive industries--cotton in the former and mining and oil in the latter--giving rise to the creation of a white business elite"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Conservatism History. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Political culture History. West (U.S.)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Political culture History. Southern States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Oligarchy History. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Equality History. United States
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States History Influence. Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Territorial expansion Political aspects.

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