The Rivers Ran Backward (inbunden)
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The Rivers Ran Backward

The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2016-06-16
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A magnum opus on the history of the middle border states in the Civil War.
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Nicole Myers Turner, The Michigan Historical Review [A] sprawling account....Phillips' account of the middle border's Civil War is a welcome addition to a historiography of the Civil War that remains in many ways divided into North and South.

Mark Christ, Kansas History Despite the complex topic, The Rivers Ran Backward is a readable, well-written and exhaustively researched work (with a 47-page bibliography to prove it) and is certainly one of the most important Civil War books in recent memory.

Jonathan M. Atkins, American Historical Review Phillips's thoroughly researched and well-argued account presents an original and persuasive interpretation that deserves wide attention. The Rivers Ran Backward should become a standard work on the trans-Appalachian West.

Robert Cook, Reviews in History essential reading for anyone interested in the American Civil War and its unforeseen consequences.

Civil War Book Review Phillips' expert command of Kentucky and Missouri history enables him to analyze incisively the war's impact in the Lower North ... [The subfield's] most important and wide-reaching title to date.

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Christopher Phillips is Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of Damned Yankees: The Life of General Nathaniel Lyon (1990), Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860 (1997), and Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West (2000).


Prologue "There is a West" ; Introduction ; Interstice-White Salt, Black Servitude ; Chapter One: White Flows the River-Freedom and Unfreedom in the Early National ; West ; Interstice-North of Slavery, West of Abolition ; Chapter Two: Babel-Changed Persistence on Slavery's Borderland ; Interstice-Vox Populi ; Chapter Three: The Ten Year War-Sectional Politics in a Dividing Region ; Interstice-House of Cards ; Chapter Four: No North-No South-No East-No West-The Fiction of the ; Wartime Middle Ground ; Interstice-The Gates of Zion ; Chapter Five: Netherworld of War-Civilians, Soldiers, and the Dominion of War ; Interstice-War of Another Kind ; Chapter Six: Bitter Harvest-Emancipation and the Politics of Loyalty ; Interstice-The Art of Retaliation ; Chapter Seven: Shadow Wars-The Crucible of Social Violence ; Interstice-A River Between Them ; Chapter Eight: North Star, Southern Cross-The Politics of Irreconciliation4 ; Epilogue Rally Round the Flag ; Conclusion ; Abbreviations ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Acknowledgments ; Index