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The Peculiar Democracy: Southern Democrats in Peace and Civil War (Hardback)

Wallace Hettle

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ISBN 10: 0820322822 / ISBN 13: 9780820322827
Edité par University of Georgia Press, United States, 2001
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. How democratic was the Democratic Party of the antebellum South? Too often, Wallace Hettle points out, studies of politics inthe nineteenth-century South reinforce a view of the Democratic Party that is frozen in time on the eve of Fort Sumter - a deceptively high point of white racial solidarity. Avoiding such a Civil War synthesis, The Peculiar Democracy illuminates the link between the Jacksonian political culture that dominated antebellum debate and the notorious infighting of the Confederacy. Hettle shows that war was the greatest test of populist Democratic Party rhetoric about the shared interests of white men. The Peculiar Democracy analyzes antebellum politics in terms of the connections between slavery, manhood, and the legacies of Jefferson and Jackson. It then looks at the secession crisis through the anxieties felt by Democratic politicians who claimed concern for the interests of both slaveholders and nonslaveholders. At the heart of the book is a collective biography of five individuals whose stories highlight the limitations of democratic political culture in a society dominated by the peculiar institution : South Carolina s Francis W.Pickens, Georgia s Joseph Brown, Alabama s Jeremiah Ciemens, Virginia s John Rutherfoord, and Mississippi s Jefferson Davis. The Civil War stories presented in The Peculiar Democracy illuminate the political and sometimes personal tragedy of men torn between a political culture based on egalitarian rhetoric and the wartime imperatives to defend slavery. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780820322827

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Titre : The Peculiar Democracy: Southern Democrats ...

Éditeur : University of Georgia Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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Too often, Wallace Hettle points out, studies of politics in the nineteenth-century South reinforce a view of the Democratic Party that is frozen in time on the eve of Fort Sumter―a deceptively high point of white racial solidarity. Avoiding such a "Civil War synthesis," The Peculiar Democracy illuminates the link between the Jacksonian political culture that dominated antebellum debate and the notorious infighting of the Confederacy. Hettle shows that war was the greatest test of populist Democratic Party rhetoric that emphasized the shared interests of white men, slaveholder and nonslaveholder alike.

The Peculiar Democracy analyzes antebellum politics in terms of the connections between slavery, manhood, and the legacies of Jefferson and Jackson. It then looks at the secession crisis through the anxieties felt by Democratic politicians who claimed concern for the interests of both slaveholders and nonslaveholders. At the heart of the book is a collective biography of five individuals whose stories highlight the limitations of democratic political culture in a society dominated by the "peculiar institution." Through narratives informed by recent scholarship on gender, honor, class, and the law, Hettle profiles South Carolina's Francis W. Pickens, Georgia's Joseph Brown, Alabama's Jeremiah Clemens, Virginia's John Rutherfoord, and Mississippi's Jefferson Davis.

The Civil War stories presented in The Peculiar Democracy illuminate the political and sometimes personal tragedy of men torn between a political culture based on egalitarian rhetoric and the wartime imperatives to defend slavery.

About the Author:

Wallace Hettle, an associate professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa, is the author of "Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory."

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