The Resource The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable

The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable

Label
The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics
Title
The Confederate republic
Title remainder
a revolution against politics
Statement of responsibility
George C. Rable
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although much has been written about the ways in which Confederate politics affected the course of the Civil War, George Rable is the first historian to investigate Confederate political culture in its own right. Focusing on the assumptions, values, and beliefs that formed the foundation of Confederate political ideology, Rable reveals how Southerners attempted to purify the political process and avoid what they saw as the evils of parties and partisanship. According to Rable, secession marked the beginning of a revolution against politics in which the Confederacy's founding fathers saw themselves as the true heirs of the American Revolution. Nevertheless, factionalism developed as the war dragged on, with Confederate nationalists emphasizing political unity and support for President Jefferson Davis's administration and libertarian dissenters warning of the dangers of a centralized Confederate government. Both sides claimed to be the legitimate defenders of a genuine Southern republicanism and of Confederate nationalism, and the conflict between them carried over from the strictly political sphere to matters of military strategy, civil religion, and education. Consulting a wide range of sources, including newspapers, sermons, contemporary textbooks, political correspondence, and military documents, Rable constructs an analytical narrative of Confederate political culture, arguing that it did more to strengthen the Confederacy than weaken it. He concludes that despite the war's outcome, the anti-political legacy of the Confederate republic had a profound impact on the future of Southern politics
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Rable, George C
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E487
LC item number
.R18 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • USA
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Politische Kultur
  • Geschichte 1861-1865
Label
The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Old South: A Political Culture in Crisis -- Ch. 2. Through a Glass Darkly: Secession and the Future of Southern Politics -- Ch. 3. The Crisis of Southern Constitutionalism -- Ch. 4. Establishing Political Legitimacy -- Ch. 5. A New Political Universe -- Ch. 6. Origins of Political Crisis -- Ch. 7. Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, Desperate Politics -- Ch. 8. Internal Stresses of War -- Ch. 9. The Two Political Cultures -- Ch. 10. Spring and Summer of Discontent -- Ch. 11. The Elections of 1863 and Political Fragmentation -- Ch. 12. Factious Politics -- Ch. 13. Principle, Power, Politics, and Peace -- Ch. 14. National Identity, the Political Cultures, and War's End
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 416 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780807821442
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93036491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28926687
  • (OCoLC)ocm28926687
Label
The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Old South: A Political Culture in Crisis -- Ch. 2. Through a Glass Darkly: Secession and the Future of Southern Politics -- Ch. 3. The Crisis of Southern Constitutionalism -- Ch. 4. Establishing Political Legitimacy -- Ch. 5. A New Political Universe -- Ch. 6. Origins of Political Crisis -- Ch. 7. Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, Desperate Politics -- Ch. 8. Internal Stresses of War -- Ch. 9. The Two Political Cultures -- Ch. 10. Spring and Summer of Discontent -- Ch. 11. The Elections of 1863 and Political Fragmentation -- Ch. 12. Factious Politics -- Ch. 13. Principle, Power, Politics, and Peace -- Ch. 14. National Identity, the Political Cultures, and War's End
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 416 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780807821442
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93036491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28926687
  • (OCoLC)ocm28926687

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