An Interview with Barton Myers

Our conversation with Dr. Barton Myers, an Assistant Professor of history at Washington and Lee University and the author of “Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina’s Unionists.” In this interview, Dr. Myers discusses the reasoning behind his selection of North Carolina for the study, the promises and perils of source material when examining Unionists in the South, and irregular violence in North Carolina. Finally, Dr. Myers also examines the experience of North Carolina Unionists during Reconstruction.

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