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Zeb Vance: North Carolina's Civil War…
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Zeb Vance: North Carolina's Civil War Governor and Gilded Age Political… (utgåvan 2004)

av Gordon B. McKinney

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In this comprehensive biography of the man who led North Carolina through the Civil War and, as a U.S. senator from 1878 to 1894, served as the state's leading spokesman, Gordon McKinney presents Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-94) as a far more complex figure than has been previously recognized. Vance campaigned to keep North Carolina in the Union, but after Southern troops fired on Fort Sumter, he joined the army and rose to the rank of colonel. He was viewed as a champion of individual rights and enjoyed great popularity among voters. But McKinney demonstrates that Vance was not as progressive as earlier biographers suggest. Vance was a tireless advocate for white North Carolinians in the Reconstruction Period, and his policies and positions often favored the rich and powerful. McKinney provides significant new information about Vance's third governorship, his senatorial career, and his role in the origins of the modern Democratic Party in North Carolina. This new biography offers the fullest, most complete understanding yet of a legendary North Carolina leader.… (mer)
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Titel:Zeb Vance: North Carolina's Civil War Governor and Gilded Age Political Leader
Författare:Gordon B. McKinney
Info:The University of North Carolina Press (2004), Hardcover, 528 pages
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A close analysis of North Carolina's dominant politician in the second half of the 19th century; Vance is presented as a consummate manipulator of public opinion and a dynamic executive who maximized Raleigh's contribution to the Confederacy. Further, in the process of tracing Vance’s evolution as a politician, the author also traces the evolution of the American party system, as Whigs such as Vance joined the secession movement (with varying degrees of reluctance) and in the course of Reconstruction became Lost Cause Democrats. Finally, there is particular emphasis on the breaking down of political conflicts that were for years masked and muted by Lost Cause ideology. ( )
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In this comprehensive biography of the man who led North Carolina through the Civil War and, as a U.S. senator from 1878 to 1894, served as the state's leading spokesman, Gordon McKinney presents Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-94) as a far more complex figure than has been previously recognized. Vance campaigned to keep North Carolina in the Union, but after Southern troops fired on Fort Sumter, he joined the army and rose to the rank of colonel. He was viewed as a champion of individual rights and enjoyed great popularity among voters. But McKinney demonstrates that Vance was not as progressive as earlier biographers suggest. Vance was a tireless advocate for white North Carolinians in the Reconstruction Period, and his policies and positions often favored the rich and powerful. McKinney provides significant new information about Vance's third governorship, his senatorial career, and his role in the origins of the modern Democratic Party in North Carolina. This new biography offers the fullest, most complete understanding yet of a legendary North Carolina leader.

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