Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post-Civil War South

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This book examines Southerners' claims to loyal citizenship in the reunited nation after the American Civil War. Southerners - male and female; elite and non-elite; white, black, and American Indian - disagreed with the federal government over the obligations citizens owed to their nation and the obligations the nation owed to its citizens. Susanna Michele Lee explores these clashes through the operations of the Southern Claims Commission, a federal body that rewarded compensation for wartime losses to Southerners who ...

Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post-Civil War South 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316649770

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Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post-Civil War South 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107015326

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