Publications of the German Historical Institute : German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era Hardback
This study of Civil War-era politics explores how German immigrants influenced the rise and fall of white commitment to African-American rights.
Intertwining developments in Europe and North America, Alison Clark Efford describes how the presence of naturalized citizens affected the status of former slaves and identifies 1870 as a crucial turning point.
That year, the Franco-Prussian War prompted German immigrants to re-evaluate the liberal nationalism underpinning African-American suffrage.
Throughout the period, the newcomers' approach to race, ethnicity, gender and political economy shaped American citizenship law.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 278 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 20/05/2013
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781107031937
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