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Published: 16 June 2016

528 Pages | 25 illustrations


ISBN: 9780195187236

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The Rivers Ran Backward

The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Christopher Phillips

  • Chronicles the Civil War in the middle border states
  • Explores the creation of regional identity in the war's aftermath
  • Argues that historians have largely ignored the West's centrality to perhaps the war's most lasting outcome: the rise of regionalism as a force in postwar domestic politics