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The Rivers Ran Backward

The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

The Rivers Ran Backward( )
Author: Phillips, Christopher
ISBN:978-0-19-005380-2
Publication Date:May 2019
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

Most Americans imagine the Civil War in terms of clear and defined boundaries of freedom and slavery: a straightforward division between the slave states of Kentucky and Missouri and the free states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. However, residents of these western border states, Abraham Lincoln's home region, had far more ambiguous identities-and contested political loyalties-than we commonly assume. In The Rivers Ran Backward, Christopher Phillips sheds light on...
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Pages:528
Author Biography
Phillips, Christopher (Author)
Christopher Phillips is an educator, a freelance writer, and the founder of the non-profit Society for Philosophical Inquiry.

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