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.
|Publication date:||26th March 2012|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,|
Glenna Matthews holds a PhD in American History from Stanford University. She has been an associate professor of history at Oklahoma State University, and a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; University of California at Los Angeles; University of California at Davis; and University of California at Irvine. Her books include Just a Housewife; The Rise of Public Woman; American Women's History: A Student Companion; and Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream.More About Glenna Matthews