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Veterans North and South: The Transition from Soldier to Civilian after the American Civil War by Paul A. Cimbala (review)

Veterans North and South: The Transition from Soldier to Civilian after the American Civil War by... of third parties across the North in the 1870s escapes his attention, beyond the Liberal Republican movement and a brief mention of the Greenback Party during the election of 1876. Yet a wide range of political movements, from Granger organizations to independent and antimonopoly parties, in addition to the Greenback Party, emerged in the North during those years. The fact that these organizations centered in the West and focused on many of the same economic issues that are encompassed in Barreyre's purview only reinforces his arguments. Further, the presence of so many third parties underscores Barreyre's emphasis on the fragility of the postwar party system. Their relative absence from his account represents a missed opportunity. Nicolas Barreyre is a French historian, and Gold and Freedom was ably translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Occasionally the translation creates some problems of clarity, but overall the book is clearly argued and written. Gold and Freedom is a provocative account of Reconstruction politics in the North that should demand attention from scholars in the field. By demonstrating how issues of political economy in the North directly affected Reconstruction in the South, Barreyre has given us a new way to think about the failure http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Veterans North and South: The Transition from Soldier to Civilian after the American Civil War by Paul A. Cimbala (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 7 (1) – Jan 26, 2017

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of third parties across the North in the 1870s escapes his attention, beyond the Liberal Republican movement and a brief mention of the Greenback Party during the election of 1876. Yet a wide range of political movements, from Granger organizations to independent and antimonopoly parties, in addition to the Greenback Party, emerged in the North during those years. The fact that these organizations centered in the West and focused on many of the same economic issues that are encompassed in Barreyre's purview only reinforces his arguments. Further, the presence of so many third parties underscores Barreyre's emphasis on the fragility of the postwar party system. Their relative absence from his account represents a missed opportunity. Nicolas Barreyre is a French historian, and Gold and Freedom was ably translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Occasionally the translation creates some problems of clarity, but overall the book is clearly argued and written. Gold and Freedom is a provocative account of Reconstruction politics in the North that should demand attention from scholars in the field. By demonstrating how issues of political economy in the North directly affected Reconstruction in the South, Barreyre has given us a new way to think about the failure

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 26, 2017

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