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“We are on the Circumference of the Union, but the Union Suffers Nothing From Coldness in the Extremities” The Civil War in California

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2007
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When the Civil War began in 1861, the California Legislature pledged the state’s loyalty to the Union cause, and that allegiance never wavered. Location insulated the state from the major conflicts, and for most people, life remained relatively unchanged. Location also determined that California fought a different Civil War, faced a different enemy, and confronted challenges unique to its geography and position in the nation. California mines financed the Union war effort, and California Volunteers kept the peace throughout the West. The loyal population and the military monitored the activities of the large pro-southern minority, prevented any linkup with rebel troops, and denied the Confederacy the vast resources o f the Golden State. During the war, California initiated political, social, and economic changes that had far-reaching consequences for its future. California, perhaps, appeared unaffected by the war, but, in reality, it may have changed more than any other northern state.
Title: “We are on the Circumference of the Union, but the Union Suffers Nothing From Coldness in the Extremities” The Civil War in California.
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Name(s): Wineinger, Cathleen Compton
Engle, Stephen D., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 236 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: When the Civil War began in 1861, the California Legislature pledged the state’s loyalty to the Union cause, and that allegiance never wavered. Location insulated the state from the major conflicts, and for most people, life remained relatively unchanged. Location also determined that California fought a different Civil War, faced a different enemy, and confronted challenges unique to its geography and position in the nation. California mines financed the Union war effort, and California Volunteers kept the peace throughout the West. The loyal population and the military monitored the activities of the large pro-southern minority, prevented any linkup with rebel troops, and denied the Confederacy the vast resources o f the Golden State. During the war, California initiated political, social, and economic changes that had far-reaching consequences for its future. California, perhaps, appeared unaffected by the war, but, in reality, it may have changed more than any other northern state.
Identifier: FA00000977 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): California--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Sectionalism (United States)--History--19th century
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