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Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

Robert M. Sandow


During the Civil War, there were throughout the Union explosions of resistance to the war–from the deadly Draft Riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. In this book, the author explores one of these least known inner civil wars, the widespread, sometimes violent opposition in the Appalachian lumber country of Pennsylvania. Sparsely settled, these mountains were home to divided communities that provided a safe-haven for opponents of the war. The dissent of mountain folk reflected their own marginality in the face of rapidly increasing exploitation of timber resources by big ... More

Keywords: Civil War, resistance, Appalachians, lumber country, timber resources, safe-haven, dissent, partisan, Pennsylvania

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230518
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823230518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert M. Sandow, author
Department of History, Lock Haven University