German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War by Alison Clark Efford

By Alison Clark Efford

This research 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 electorate affected the prestige of former slaves and identifies 1870 as a vital turning element. That yr, the Franco-Prussian warfare brought on German immigrants to think again the liberal nationalism underpinning African-American suffrage. in the course of the interval, the beginners' method of race, ethnicity, gender and political financial system formed American citizenship law.

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