New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty

New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty

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The Civil War divided New Jersey just as it did the nation. As a small state sandwiched between two large and powerful neighbors, New Jersey had always enthusiastically supported the creation of a strong central government. On the other hand, many New Jersey citizens did not share the anti-slavery sentiments of the North; they supported property rights of slave owners and believed blacks to be naturally inferior. William J. Jackson examines the ironies, paradoxes, and contradictions that characterized New Jersey's unique historical role in the war, examining social and political dynamics along with the military history

Title New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty
Author William J. Jackson
Publisher Rutgers
SKU RMD-ENG-128
ISBN 9780813538594

The Civil War divided New Jersey just as it did the nation. As a small state sandwiched between two large and powerful neighbors, New Jersey had always enthusiastically supported the creation of a strong central government. On the other hand, many New Jersey citizens did not share the anti-slavery sentiments of the North; they supported property rights of slave owners and believed blacks to be naturally inferior. William J. Jackson examines the ironies, paradoxes, and contradictions that characterized New Jersey's unique historical role in the war, examining social and political dynamics along with the military history

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