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Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Andrew L. Slap and Andrew L. Slap


Families, communities, and the nation itself were irretrievably altered by the Civil War and the subsequent societal transformations of the nineteenth century. The repercussions of the war incited a broad range of unique problems in Appalachia, including political dynamics, racial prejudices, and the regional economy. This book reveals life in Appalachia after the ravages of the Civil War, an unexplored area that has left a void in historical literature. Addressing a gap in the chronicles of America, this anthology explores little-known aspects of history with a particular focus on the Reconst ... More

Keywords: Civil War, social transformation, Appalachia, racial prejudices, Reconstruction, post-Reconstruction, postwar events, communities, family, place

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125817
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew L. Slap, editor

Andrew L. Slap, editor