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Reckoning with Rebellion – War and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century - Florida Scholarship Online
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Reckoning with Rebellion: War and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century

Aaron Sheehan-Dean


An innovative global history of the American Civil War, Reckoning with Rebellion compares and contrasts the American experience with other civil and national conflicts that happened at nearly the same time—the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Polish Insurrection of 1863, and China’s Taiping Rebellion. Aaron Sheehan-Dean identifies surprising new connections between these historical moments across three continents. Sheehan-Dean shows that insurgents around the globe often relied on irregular warfare and were labeled as criminals, mutineers, or rebels by the dominant powers. He traces commonaliti ... More

Keywords: American Civil War, Indian Rebellion of 1857, Polish Insurrection o f1863, Taiping Rebellion, Nation-buildingChinese empire, Confederate, Russian empire, British empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066424
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, author
Louisiana State University

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