Review of Nelson, Megan K., The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the fight for the West

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2020-09

Authors

Zander, Cecily

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Michigan State University Department of History

Abstract

The introduction of the American West as an important region in the historiography of the US Civil War has brought many issues into sharper focus for historians—among them questions about race and unfree labor in the age of emancipation and the length and extent of Reconstruction. In the case of historian and writer Megan Kate Nelson’s Three-Cornered War, old debates about nationalism are revived and given redefined stakes in a work that presents a sweeping history of competing political and social visions for the future of the Southwest in the midst of civil war.

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Age of Emancipation, Reconstruction, Civil War history

Citation

This is the published version of an article that is available at http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55636. Recommended citation: Zander, C. (2020, September) Review of Nelson, Megan K., The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the fight for the west, H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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