on the shut of the Civil warfare, it used to be transparent that the army clash that started in South Carolina and was once fought mostly east of the Mississippi River had replaced the politics, coverage, and way of life of the full country. In an expansive reimagining of post–Civil warfare the United States, the essays during this quantity discover those profound alterations not just within the South but additionally within the Southwest, within the nice Plains, and overseas. Resisting the tendency to exploit Reconstruction as a catchall, the participants as an alternative current assorted histories of a postwar state that stubbornly refused to undertake a unified ideology and remained violently in flux. Portraying the social and political panorama of postbellum the United States writ huge, this quantity demonstrates that through breaking the limits of zone and race and relocating prior current severe frameworks, we will be able to take pleasure in extra absolutely the competing and infrequently contradictory principles approximately freedom and equality that persisted to outline the us and its position within the nineteenth-century international.
Contributors contain Amanda Claybaugh, Laura F. Edwards, Crystal N. Feimster, C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, Steven Hahn, Luke E. Harlow, Stephen Kantrowitz, Barbara Krauthamer, okay. Stephen Prince, Stacey L. Smith, Amy Dru Stanley, Kidada E. Williams, and Andrew Zimmerman.