Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War by Mark E. Neely Jr. (review)

Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War by Mark E. Neely Jr. (review) with those elite Confederate women in an effort to recover the totality of the meaning of the war for all southern women. Lest anyone doubt that struggle is real, they need only pass through southern tourist markets to see Mammy figurines for sale, watch neo-Confederates wave battle flags and defend statues, or see Sofia Coppola’s erasure of slavery from a film set on a plantation in the Civil War South. Leigh Fought leigh fought, associate professor of history at Le Moyne College, is the author of Women in the World of Frederick Douglass (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Southern Womanhood and Slavery: A Biography of Louisa McCord (University of Missouri Press, 2003). Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War. By Mark E. Neely Jr. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 211. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.99.) Understanding northern Democrats during the Civil War era has always been a problematic task. Understudied, they do not fit neatly into a Civil War narrative centered on emancipation—it is easy to forget, for example, that Democrats represented approximately 45 percent of the white north- ern electorate. They complicate the idea of a unified North marching in lockstep, standing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War by Mark E. Neely Jr. (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 8 (2) – May 25, 2018

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-north-carolina-press/lincoln-and-the-democrats-the-politics-of-opposition-in-the-civil-war-IzKmS6dQ7S
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Copyright
Copyright @ The University of North Carolina Press
ISSN
2159-9807

Abstract

with those elite Confederate women in an effort to recover the totality of the meaning of the war for all southern women. Lest anyone doubt that struggle is real, they need only pass through southern tourist markets to see Mammy figurines for sale, watch neo-Confederates wave battle flags and defend statues, or see Sofia Coppola’s erasure of slavery from a film set on a plantation in the Civil War South. Leigh Fought leigh fought, associate professor of history at Le Moyne College, is the author of Women in the World of Frederick Douglass (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Southern Womanhood and Slavery: A Biography of Louisa McCord (University of Missouri Press, 2003). Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War. By Mark E. Neely Jr. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 211. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.99.) Understanding northern Democrats during the Civil War era has always been a problematic task. Understudied, they do not fit neatly into a Civil War narrative centered on emancipation—it is easy to forget, for example, that Democrats represented approximately 45 percent of the white north- ern electorate. They complicate the idea of a unified North marching in lockstep, standing

Journal

The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: May 25, 2018

There are no references for this article.