New PDF release: German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War

By Alison Clark Efford

This learn of Civil War-era politics explores how German immigrants stimulated the increase and fall of white dedication to African-American rights. Intertwining advancements in Europe and North the United States, Alison Clark Efford describes how the presence of naturalized voters affected the prestige of former slaves and identifies 1870 as an important turning element. That yr, the Franco-Prussian struggle caused German immigrants to re-examine the liberal nationalism underpinning African-American suffrage. in the course of the interval, the rookies' method of race, ethnicity, gender and political economic system formed American citizenship law.

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