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Lincolnites and RebelsA Divided Town in the American Civil War$
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Robert Tracy McKenzie

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182941

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.001.0001

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

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(p.3) INTRODUCTION
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Lincolnites and Rebels
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Robert Tracy McKenzie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0001

This introductory chapter establishes the relative inattention of historians to Confederate Appalachia and East Tennessee in particular. It explains the attractiveness of Knoxville, Tennessee, as a case study of divided loyalties under military occupation. Most notably, the town split almost literally evenly on the question of secession, was continuously occupied throughout the entire Civil War, became famous among Northerners as a bastion of Unionism within the Confederacy, and left an unusual wealth of evidence that allows the book to pinpoint the sympathies and behavior of more than half the civilian population.

Keywords:   Appalachia, Confederacy, East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, loyalties, Unionism

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