“[The Confederate Carpetbaggers] is about people as flesh-and-blood individuals, not as statistics.”—American Historical Review
In The Confederate Carpetbaggers, Daniel E. Sutherland examines the lives of southern men and women who moved north in search of opportunity in the aftermath of the Civil War. As he considers their various motives for moving north, problems of adaptation to northern society, attempts to find new identities, and efforts to maintain relations with other Confederates in the North as well as with old friends in the South, Sutherland provides an illuminating account of the contributions these displaced southerners made to the life of the nation.
Daniel E. Sutherland heads the department of history at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is the author of Americans and Their Servants: Domestic Service in the United States from 1800 to 1920.
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