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Jersey Blue Civil War Politics in New Jersey, 1854-1865

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ISBN-10: 0813526949

ISBN-13: 9780813526942

Edition: 1999

Authors: William Gillette

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This political history of New Jersey during the Civil War and the years immediately before and after invites us to rethink New Jersey's role and in particular its relationship to the border states. William Gillette argues that there is little evidence supporting the idea that New Jersey's residents were pro-southern before the war, or even antiwar during it, although attitudes toward the abolition of slavery were more ambivalent. The perspectives Gillette offers in Jersey Blue, from the recruiting ground, the battlefield, and the home front, cast new light on New Jersey's wartime activities, state identity, and our understanding of the interrelationships between national, regional, and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 389
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology
Change and Continuity, 1854-1856
Precarious Balance, 1857-1859
Contests for the Presidential Nominations of 1860
Party Paralysis and Unionist Consensus: The Election of 1860
The Union in Peril: New Jerseyans React to Secession
The Politics of Patriotism, 1861
New Jerseyans Go to War
Partisanship in Wartime, 1862
The Perils of Power: Democratic Factionalism in Early 1863
War Crises in 1863
Preelection Skirmishing in Early 1864
The Wounds of War: The Presidential Election of 1864
Northern Triumph and National Tragedy
The Fruits of Victory: The State Election of 1865
Conclusion
Statistical Appendix
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Index