Ordeal by Fire The Civil War and Reconstruction

ISBN-10: 0072317361

ISBN-13: 9780072317367

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

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Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led to a unique, tragic, and transitional event in American history. The third edition incorporates recent scholarship and addresses renewed areas of interest in the Civil War/Reconstruction era including the motivations and experiences of common soldiers and the role of women in the war effort.
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List price: $94.38
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 6/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

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.

The Setting of Conflict
The Coming of War
American Modernization, 1800-1860
The Antebellum South
The Ideological Conflict over Slavery
Texas, Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850
Filibusters, Fugitives, and Nativists
Kansas and the Rise of the Republican Party
The Deepening Crisis, 1857-1859
The Critical Year, 1859-1860
Secession and the Coming of War
The Civil War
A Brothers' War: The Upper South
Mobilizing for War
The Balance Sheet of War
The War at Home and Abroad
The Springtime of Northern Hope
Jackson and Lee Strike Back
Slavery and the War: Northern Politics, 1861-1862
The First Turning Point: Antietam and Emancipation
The Winter of Northern Discontent
The Second Turning Point: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga
War Issues and Politics in 1863
Behind the Lines
Wartime Reconstruction and the Freedpeople
Military Stalemate, 1864
The Third Turning Point: The Election of 1864
The End of the Confederacy
The Problems of Peace
The Origins of "Radical Reconstruction"
Reconstruction and the Crisis of Impeachment
The First Grant Administration
The Southern Question, 1869-1872
Social and Economic Reconstruction
The Retreat from Reconstruction
The New South Epilogue
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