Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2019

528 Pages | 25 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190053802

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The Rivers Ran Backward

The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Christopher Phillips

  • Multi-award winning book that chronicles the Civil War in the "Middle Border" states
  • Explores the creation of regional identity by formal and cultural politics during the war and its aftermath
  • Argues that historians have largely ignored the centrality of the war, and the West, to perhaps its most lasting outcome: the rise of regionalism as a force in postwar domestic politics