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Reconstructing the Nation, Reconstructing the Party: Postwar Republicans and the Evolution of a Party

Michael Green

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232024
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240494 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0012

Series: Reconstructing America

Reconstructing the Nation,             Reconstructing the Party: Postwar Republicans and the Evolution of a Party

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This chapter examines the Republican Party. It highlights the fact that local expressions of the issues of the war and its aftermath at times require reference to the larger national context. Indeed, it was the Republican Party's relentless attention to reconstructing the Union from the very start of the war, even as it evolved as a political party during and after the conflict, that added to and aggravated the local issues that continued through the war and into Reconstruction in places such as Alabama and Kentucky.

Keywords: Civil War; Republican Party; reconstruction; Union

Chapter.  9784 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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