Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-354) and index.
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. The Warrior as Peacemaker; 2. Military Rule by Default; 3. An Uncertain Relationship; 4. The Return of Civil Government; 5. The Struggle for Civilian Supremacy; 6. Military Reconstruction under Sickles; 7. Military Reconstruction under Canby; 8. North Carolina Rejoins the Union; 9. Fighting Terrorism; Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
In Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina, Mark L. Bradley examines the complex relationship between U.S. Army soldiers and North Carolina civilians after the Civil War. Postwar violence and political instability led the federal government to deploy elements of the U.S. Army in the Tar Heel State, but their twelve-year occupation was marked by uneven success: it proved more adept at conciliating white ex-Confederates than at protecting the civil and political rights of black Carolinians. Bluecoats and Tar Heels is the first book to focus on the army's.