The Golden State in the Civil War

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The Golden State in the Civil War

By Glenna Matthews

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This book breaks new ground, not only in its coverage of California, but also in its treatment of the role of cultural links in enhancing national loyalty, in its attention to many groups of people of color, including Chinese and Latinos, and what happened to them during the Civil War. In addition, the book devotes attention to the ebb and flow of the two political parties and to the little-known fact that nearly 17,000 California men and women volunteered for military service on behalf of the Union. Glenna Matthews broadens understanding of the Civil War era both in terms of geography and in terms of social groupings.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> American History

The Golden State in the Civil War
Thomas Starr King, the Republican Party, and the Birth of Modern California
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/26/12
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139333887
ISBN 13: 9781139333887
Print ISBN: 9780521194006

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