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Author Summers, Mark W. (Mark Wahlgren), 1951-

Title A dangerous stir : fear, paranoia, and the making of reconstruction / Mark Wahlgren Summers.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.8 SUMM    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Civil War America.
Civil War America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Empire Day? -- 1. Paranoid Politics, 1789-1861 -- 2. Copperheads and Consolidationists, 1861-1865 -- 3. Black Scare: The South after Slavery -- 4. Have We a Constitution? -- 5. Do They Want Still More Blood? Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction -- 6. Horrors on Horrors Accumulate: July 1866 -- 7. Do You Want Andrew Johnson for President or King? -- 8. A Dangerous Stir in Maryland -- 9. Impeachment Fevers, 1867 -- 10. If You Don't Kill the Beast: Impeachment at Last -- 11. Let Us Have Peace -- 12. The Wolf Who Cried Wolf -- Coda: The Dog That Barked Too Much at Night.
Summary "Reconstruction policy after the Civil War, observes Mark Wahlgren Summers, was shaped not simply by politics, principles, and prejudices. Also at work were fears - often unreasonable fears of renewed civil war and a widespread sense that four years of war had thrown the normal constitutional process so dangerously out of kilter that the republic itself remained in peril. In A Dangerous Stir, Summers illuminates the ways in which these fears and anxieties affected the politics of the immediate post-Civil War years."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Gallagher, Gary W.
Subject Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Psychological aspects.
Fear -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Anxiety -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780807833049 (cloth : alk. paper)