Dangerous Stir

Dangerous Stir

Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction

eBook - 2009
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Summers argues that reconstruction policy after the Civil War was shaped not simply by politics, principles, and prejudices, but also by fears--often unreasonable fears of renewed civil war and a widespread sense that four years of war had thrown the normal constitutional process so dangerously out of kilter that the republic itself remained in peril. Many factors shaped the reintegration of the former Confederate states and the North's commitment to Reconstruction, Summers agrees, but the fears of war reigniting, plots against liberty, and a president prepared to father a coup d'état ranked h.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781469610405
146961040X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (342 pages)

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