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  • Deserter Country

    Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

    A “balanced, compelling” study of one rural region in the North where war resistance flourished (Civil War Times).During the Civil War, there were explosions of resistance to the war throughout the Union—from the deadly draft riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. In Deserter Country, Robert M. Sandow explores one of these least known “inner civil wars”: the widespread, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Deserter Country

    Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

    series The North's Civil War
    During the Civil War, there were throughout the Union explosions of resistance to the war -from the deadly Draft Riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. In Deserter Country, Robert Sandow explores one of these least known "inner civil wars", the widespread, sometimes violent opposition in the Appalachian lumber country of Pennsylvania.Sparsely settled, these mountains were home ... Read more

    $31.49 USD

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