The Resource Iron confederacies: : southern railways, Klan violence, and Reconstruction, Scott Reynolds Nelson, (electronic resource)

Iron confederacies: : southern railways, Klan violence, and Reconstruction, Scott Reynolds Nelson, (electronic resource)

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Iron confederacies: : southern railways, Klan violence, and Reconstruction
Title
Iron confederacies:
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southern railways, Klan violence, and Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Scott Reynolds Nelson
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Language
eng
Summary
During Reconstruction, an alliance of southern planters and northern capitalists rebuilt the southern railway system using remnants of the Confederate railroads that had been built and destroyed during the Civil War. In the process of linking Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia by rail, this alliance created one of the largest corporations in the world, engendered bitter political struggles, and transformed the South in lasting ways, says Scott Nelson.Iron Confederacies uses the history of southern railways to explore linkages among the themes of states' rights, racial violence, labor strife, and big business in the nineteenth-century South. By 1868, Ku Klux Klan leaders had begun mobilizing white resentment against rapid economic change by asserting that railroad consolidation led to political corruption and black economic success. As Nelson notes, some of the Klan's most violent activity was concentrated along the Richmond-Atlanta rail corridor. But conflicts over railroads were eventually resolved, he argues, in agreements between northern railroad barons and Klan leaders that allowed white terrorism against black voters while surrendering states' control over the southern economy
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Midwest
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Nelson, Scott Reynolds
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973.7/1
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • States' rights (American politics)
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
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adult
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Iron confederacies: : southern railways, Klan violence, and Reconstruction, Scott Reynolds Nelson, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719215
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multicolored
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MWT11719215
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MWT11719215
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Iron confederacies: : southern railways, Klan violence, and Reconstruction, Scott Reynolds Nelson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719215
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11719215
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11719215
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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