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Civil War Citizens – Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict

Susannah J. Ural


At its core, the Civil War was a conflict over the meaning of citizenship. Most famously, it became a struggle over whether or not to grant rights to a group that stood outside the pale of civil-society: African Americans. But other groups—namely Jews, Germans, the Irish, and Native Americans—also became part of this struggle to exercise rights stripped from them by legislation, court rulings, and the prejudices that defined the age. Grounded in extensive research by experts in their respective fields, this is the first book to collectively analyze the wartime experiences of those who lived ou ... More

Keywords: Civil War, citizenship, African Americans, Jews, Germans, Irish, Native Americans, wartime experience

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814785690
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814785690.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susannah J. Ural, editor

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