Impact of the Civil War, Persistence in the Midst of Ruin

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Oktober 2002



This groundbreaking study, first published in 1994, draws on a rich variety of primary sources to describe Arkansas society before, during, and after the Civil War. While the Civil War devastated the state, this book shows how those who were powerful before the war reclaimed their dominance during Reconstruction. Most importantly, the white elite's postwar commitment to a cotton economy led them to set up a sharecropping system very much like slavery, in which workers had little control over their own labor. In arguing for both change and continuity, Moneyhon reconciles contemporary accounts of the war's effects while addressing ongoing debates within the historical literature.


Carl H. Moneyhon is professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His books include Republicanism in Reconstruction Texas (Texas A & M, 1980), Arkansas and the New South (Arkansas, 1997), and Historical Atlas of Arkansas (Oklahoma, 1992). With Bobby Roberts, he is series editor of the Civil War photography series Portraits of Conflict (Arkansas).
EAN: 9781557287359
ISBN: 155728735X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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