Fordham University Press
Editor Robert M. Sandow has assembled ten essays that demonstrate the complexities and rich interpretive possibilities of these questions. Contested Loyalty confirms that debates over appropriate wartime behavior reached well beyond the realm of politics, annexing “homes, city streets, places of work and worship, and onto college campuses” (1). No less significantly, this anthology reaches beyond the Midwest (owing to its reputation for shrill Copperheadism, it is the region most frequently associated with questions of loyalty) to consider how these contests played out in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Refreshingly, only one essay takes the Midwest as its principal focus.
Jordan, Brian Matthew
"Contested Loyalty: Debates Over Patriotism in the Civil War North,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss2/24