The Resource The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable, (electronic resource)

The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable, (electronic resource)

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The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics
Title
The Confederate republic
Title remainder
a revolution against politics
Statement of responsibility
George C. Rable
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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. Rable concludes that despite the war's outcome, the Confederacy's antipolitical legacy had a profound impact on southern politics. In this investigation of Confederate political culture, George Rable focuses on the assumptions, values, and beliefs that formed the foundation of Confederate political ideology. He shows 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 within the Confederacy as the war dragged on, and the conflict carried over from the strictly political sphere to matters of military strategy, civil religion, and education. Rable concludes that despite the war's outcome, the Confederacy's antipolitical legacy had a profound impact on southern politics
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Rable, George C
Dewey number
973.7/13
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • Electronic books
  • Political culture
  • Confederate States of America
Target audience
adult
Label
The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863961
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12188787
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MWT12188787
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Confederate republic : a revolution against politics, George C. Rable, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863961
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12188787
Publisher number
MWT12188787
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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