"The presence of these families is the cause of the presence there of the guerrillas": the influence of Little Dixie households on the Civil War in Missouri

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"The presence of these families is the cause of the presence there of the guerrillas": the influence of Little Dixie households on the Civil War in Missouri

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dc.contributor.advisor Whites, LeeAnn en
dc.contributor.author Beilein, Joseph M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri -- Little Dixie Region
dc.coverage.temporal 1800-1899 en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1861-1865 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:47:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:47:04Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Summer en
dc.identifier.other .b58536486 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4512
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 18, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- History. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores the roles of all participants in the guerrilla war who favored the South in the Civil War in Missouri. The primary sources used to accurately assess these roles were primarily the statements and witness testimony found in the Union Provost Marshals' File of Papers Relating to Individual Citizens. Other key research materials were Federal Censuses for specific Missouri counties in the decades leading up to the war and The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Using these three sources presented very different perspectives and helped to paint a new picture of an old conflict. The major results of this study are related to the role of women and also the importance of a pre-war worldview on the way that men and women fought the war together. First, southern sympathizing women were not coerced into supporting the guerrillas but did so willingly and were capable of organizing their labor without a male overseer. Second, the labor of women created the necessary materials for the war. Third, the social connections formed between households provided the basis for an informal supply line that operated during the war. Lastly, the guerrillas' tactics and strategies were the byproduct of community construction and protection. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2006 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Guerrillas -- History en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Guerrilla warfare -- History en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Little Dixie Region (Mo.) -- History en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Missouri -- History en_US
dc.title "The presence of these families is the cause of the presence there of the guerrillas": the influence of Little Dixie households on the Civil War in Missouri en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline History en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.type.genre Electronic books en_US
dc.type.genre Electronic dissertations en_US
dc.type.genre Freely available online resources en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses


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