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Confederate Cities – The Urban South during the Civil War Era - Chicago Scholarship Online
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Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers


This volume explores the relationship between the Civil War and cities in the eleven slave states that formed the Confederacy. Separate essays use the lens of the city to re-examine main themes of the Civil War era, such as the broad scope of the war, secession, gender, emancipation, and the new urban South created in the wake of the war's destruction. All of these topics have been the subject of a more general renaissance in Civil War studies that has bridged earlier thematic divides between military, political, and social history. Along with a more integrative approach to Civil War history, ... More

Keywords: south, cities, urban, confederacy, civil war, Antebellum South, new south, slavery, African American, emancipation, capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226300177
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew L. Slap, editor
East Tennessee State University

Frank Towers, editor

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