Review of Stanley, Matthew E., The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America

Date

2017-05

Authors

Zander, Cecily

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Publisher

The Civil War Monitor

Abstract

During the Grand Review of Union Armies at the close of the American Civil War, newspaper reports celebrated the achievements of the returning veterans. The Boys in Blue were lauded for their efforts in preserving the Union, but as Eastern and Western soldiers met for the first time in the nation’s capital, it became clear that little more than uniforms united the men. Soldiers of the Western armies often observed—after being in close proximity with their Eastern counterparts—that Western men held fundamentally different beliefs about the war and its meaning than their Eastern compatriots. Sectional division not only separated North and South, but they also marked the difference between East and West. It is this internal division that Matthew E. Stanley deftly examines in The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America.

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Article originally published by The Civil War Monitor. English. Published May 2017. https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/stanley-the-loyal-west-2016/. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.

Keywords

Civil War history, Conservative Unionism, Western Unionism, Eastern Unionism, Jacksonian-era power alliances

Citation

This is the published version of an article that is available at https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/stanley-the-loyal-west-2016/. Recommended citation: Zander, C. (2017, May). Review of Stanley, Matthew E., The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America. The Civil War Monitor. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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