Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 May 2009

288 Pages | 24 b&w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823230518

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Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

Robert M. Sandow

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This new paperback is a study of war opposition, an "inner civil war," in the Pennsylvania Appalachians, pursuing the basic question why some rural northerners opposed the Civil War to the point of violence.
  • One of the few studies of the northern Appalachians presenting instructive parallels to the growing body of Appalachian scholarship.
  • Sandow does for a northern Appalachian community what a number of southern historians have done for southern mountain communities.
  • Explores issues of resistance, loyalty, local politics, class, ethnicity, and culture while drawing on much fresh data, including stories of local reserve regiments that tracked down and fought lumber region deserters.

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