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. Race and reaction: Civil War political mobilization

PHILIP J. ETHINGTON

in The Public City

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780520230019
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230019.003.0005
. Race and reaction: Civil War political mobilization

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This chapter examines the transposition of the rules of political mobilization in San Francisco, California during the Civil War. It traces the ways in which the rights revolution of the Civil War unleashed the genie of social groups from within the republican logic of tyranny, dependence, and corruption by analyzing the careers of representative party leaders and their methods of mass mobilization. The chapter highlights the conversion of race from an identity of exclusion from citizenship into a fault line of mobilization within citizenship.

Keywords: political mobilization; San Francisco; California; Civil War; rights revolution; social groups; mass mobilization; race; exclusion; citizenship

Chapter.  15791 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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