A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2009 - 329 pages
Reconstruction policy after the Civil War, notes Mark Wahlgren Summers, was shaped not simply by politics, principles, and prejudices. Also at work were fears--often unreasonable fears of renewed civil war and a widespread sense that four years of war had
 

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Table des matières

Empire Day?
1
1 Paranoid Politics 17891861
7
2 Copperheads and Consolidationists 18611865
23
The South after Slavery
49
4 Have We a Constitution?
69
Andrew Johnsons Reconstruction
91
July 1866
115
7 Do You Want Andrew Johnson for President or King?
137
9 Impeachment Fevers 1867
175
Impeachment at Last
201
11 Let Us Have Peace
223
12 The Wolf Who Cried Wolf
245
The Dog That Barked Too Much at Night
269
Notes
273
Bibliography
305
Index
323

8 A Dangerous Stir in Maryland
157

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Mark Wahlgren Summers is Thomas D. Clark Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He is the author of seven books, including Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 and Party Games: Getting, Keeping, and Using Power in Gilded Age Politics (both UNC Press).

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