By William J. Jackson
The Civil conflict divided New Jersey simply because it did the state. As a small country sandwiched among huge and strong pals, New Jersey had continually enthusiastically supported the construction of a robust crucial executive. nevertheless, many New Jersey electorate didn't proportion the anti-slavery sentiments of the North; they supported estate rights of slave proprietors and believed within the usual inferiority of blacks. therefore, whilst southern states started to secede from the Union to shape the Confederacy, New Jerseyans have been left divided and confused.
William J. Jackson examines the ironies, paradoxes, and contradictions that characterised New Jersey's specified historic position within the conflict. This is the single publication to include social and political heritage with that of army heritage and approach. Civil warfare aficionados and historians also will welcome Jackson's research of the participation of recent Jersey African americans at the domestic entrance and within the military.
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