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Enemies of the country : new perspectives on Unionists in the Civil War South
Inscoe, John C., 1951-
Publication Information:
Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
vi, 242 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
General Note:
Largely papers presented at a conference held at the University of Richmond in May 1998 on the topic "Families at war: loyalty and conflict in the Civil War South."
Fighting the devil with fire: David Hunter Strother's private civil war / Jonathan M. Berkey -- Red strings and half brothers: civil wars in Alamance County, North Carolina, 1861-1871 / Scott Reynolds Nelson -- Highland households divided: family deceptions, diversions, and divisions in southern Appalachia's inner civil war / John C. Inscoe and Gordon B. McKinney -- Prudent silence and strict neutrality: the parameters of Unionism in Parson Brownlow's Knoxville, 1860-1863 / Robert Tracy McKenzie -- They had determined to root us out: dual memoirs by a Unionist couple in Blue Ridge Georgia / Keith S. Bohannon -- Vermont Yankees in King Cotton's Court: Cyrena and Amherst Stone in Confederate Atlanta / Thomas G. Dyer -- Poor loving prisoners of war: Nelly Kinzie Gordon and the dilemma of Northern-born women in the Confederate South / Carolyn J. Stefanco -- Safety lies only in silence: secrecy and subersion in Montgomery's Unionist community / William Warren Rogers Jr. -- The Williams Clan's civil war: how an Arkansas farm family became a guerrilla band / Kenneth C. Barnes -- Defiant Unionists: militant Germans in Confederate Texas / Anne J. Bailey -- Select bibliography on Southern Unionism.
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Essays on residents of the Confederacy who took a stand for the Union This book explores the family and community dynamics of the Unionist experience in the Civil War South. Enemies of the Country profiles men and women of the Confederate states who, in addition to the wartime burdens endured by most southerners, had to cope with being a detested minority. With one exception, these featured individuals were white, but they otherwise represent a wide spectrum of the southern citizenry. They include natives to the region, foreign immigrants and northern transplants, affluent and poor, farmers and merchants, politicians and journalists, slaveholders and nonslaveholders. Some resided in highland areas and in remote parts of border states, the two locales with which southern Unionists are commonly associated. Others, however, lived in the Deep South and in urban settings. Together the portraits underscore how varied Unionist identities and motives were, and how fluid and often fragile the personal, familial, and local circumstances of Unionist allegiance could be.

Author Notes

John C. Inscoe is a professor of history at the University of Georgia
Robert C. Kenzer is the William Binford Vest Professor of History at the University of Richmond

Table of Contents

John C. InscoeJonathan M. BerkeyScott Reynolds NelsonJohn C. Inscoe and Gordon B. McKinneyRobert Tracy McKenzieKeith S. BohannonThomas G. DyerCarolyn J. StefancoWilliam Warren Rogers Jr.Kenneth C. BarnesAnne J. Bailey
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Fighting the Devil with Fire: David Hunter Strother's Private Civil Warp. 18
Red Strings and Half Brothers: Civil Wars in Alamance County, North Carolina, 1861-1871p. 37
Highland Households Divided: Family Deceptions, Diversions, and Divisions in Southern Appalachia's Inner Civil Warp. 54
Prudent Silence and Strict Neutrality: The Parameters of Unionism in Parson Brownlow's Knoxville, 1860-1863p. 73
They Had Determined to Root Us Out: Dual Memoirs by a Unionist Couple in Blue Ridge Georgiap. 97
Vermont Yankees in King Cotton's Court: Cyrena and Amherst Stone in Confederate Atlantap. 121
Poor Loving Prisoners of War: Nelly Kinzie Gordon and the Dilemma of Northern-Born Women in the Confederate Southp. 148
Safety Lies Only in Silence: Secrecy and Subversion in Montgomery's Unionist Communityp. 172
The Williams Clan's Civil War: How an Arkansas Farm Family Became a Guerrilla Bandp. 188
Defiant Unionists: Militant Germans in Confederate Texasp. 208
Select Bibliography on Southern Unionismp. 229
Contributorsp. 233
Indexp. 235