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Battle Cry of Freedom The Civil War Era

ISBN-10: 0195038630
ISBN-13: 9780195038637
Edition: 1988
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Description: This book covers one of the most turbulent periods of the USA's history, from the Mexican War in 1848 to the end of the Civil War in 1865. With a broad historical sweep, it traces the heightening sectional conflict of the 1850s: the growing  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/25/1988
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 944
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

This book covers one of the most turbulent periods of the USA's history, from the Mexican War in 1848 to the end of the Civil War in 1865. With a broad historical sweep, it traces the heightening sectional conflict of the 1850s: the growing estrangement of the South and its impassioned defence of slavery; the formation of the Republican Party in the North, with its increasing opposition to slavery; and the struggle over territorial expansion, with its accompanying social tensions and economic expansion. The whole panorama of the Civil War is captured in these pages, from the military campaign, which is described with vividness, immediacy, a grasp of strategy and logistics, and a keen awareness of the military leaders and the common soldiers involved, to its political and social aspects.

James M. McPherson is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which won a Pulitzer Prize in history, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, a Lincoln Prize winner. He is the George Henry Davis Professor of American History at Princeton University in New Jersey, where he also lives. His newest book, entitled Abraham Lincoln, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with a short, but detailed look at this president's life.

Editor's Introduction
Prologue: From the Halls of Montezuma
The United States at Midcentury
Mexico Will Poison Us
An Empire for Slavery
Slavery, Rum, and Romanism
The Crime Against Kansas
Mudsills and Greasy Mechanics for A. Lincoln
The Revolution of 1860
The Counterrevolution of 1861
Facing Both Ways: The Upper South's Dilemma
Amateurs Go to War
Farewell to the Ninety Days' War
Blockade and Beachhead: The Salt-Water War, 1861-1862
The River War in 1862
The Sinews of War
Billy Yank's Chickahominy Blues
We Must Free the Slaves or Be Ourselves Subdued
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
John Bull's Virginia Reel
Three Rivers in Winter, 1862-1863
Fire in the Rear
Long Remember: The Summer of '63
Johnny Reb's Chattanooga Blues
When This Cruel War Is Over
If It Takes All Summer
After Four Years of Failure
We Are Going To Be Wiped Off the Earth
South Carolina Must Be Destroyed
We Are All Americans
Epilogue: To the Shoals of Victory
Abbreviated Titles
Bibliographic Note
Index

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