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Representative Americans The Civil War Generation

ISBN-10: 0742521699

ISBN-13: 9780742521698

Edition: 2002

Authors: Norman K. Risjord

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Americans in the middle decades of the nineteenth century were a people with boundless energy capable of heroic deeds, monumental achievements, and tragic errors. In The Civil War Generation, his newest volume in The Representative Americans series, noted scholar Norman K. Risjord uses biographical sketches to create a composite portrait of the United States during and immediately after the Civil War. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
The Coming of War
Stephen A. Douglas: The Struggle to Prevent a (Needless?) War
Frederick Douglass: The Case for a Just War
Harriet Tubman: Moses to Her People
The Warriors
Stonewall Jackson: Christian Soldier
James Anderson: Infantryman in Blue
William Tecumseh Sherman: "War Is Hell"
Wartime Politics
William H. Seward: The Politician as Statesman
Judah P. Benjamin: Inside the Confederacy
Thaddeus Stevens: Avenging Idealist
Robert Smalls: From Slavery to Congress
On the Perimeter of War
Clara Barton: The Medical War
Cornelius Vanderbilt: Capitalists at War
Crazy Horse: A Way of Life Gone Forever
John Wesley Powell and Clarence King: Charting the Virgin West
Index
About the Author