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Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North

Robert M. Sandow


This collection of ten essays explores the contested meanings of patriotismin the Civil War North. The words “loyalty” and “duty” vibrated across Northern society but what did they mean? How were they to be demonstrated? The central goal of this study is to scrutinize how notions of loyalty were debated and defined under the pressures of a long and destructive war. The chapters within eavesdrop on conversations about loyalty in many contexts within Northern society. Some of those settings offer a familiar frame of reference, surveying the newspapers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches that evide ... More

Keywords: Dissent, Loyalty, Nationalism, Politics, Treason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823279753
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert M. Sandow, editor
Lock Haven University

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