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Long Road to Antietam How the Civil War Became a Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0871406659

ISBN-13: 9780871406651

Edition: 2013

Authors: Richard Slotkin

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In the summer of 1862, aftera year of protracted fighting, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change ofstrategy—one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed thenation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was theEmancipation Proclamation: an unprecedented use of federal power that wouldrevolutionize Southern society. In The Long Road to Antietam, Richard Slotkin, a renowned cultural historian, reexaminesthe challenges that Lincoln encountered during that anguished summer 150 yearsago. In an original and incisive study of character, Slotkin re-creates theshowdown between Lincoln and General George McClellan, the “Young Napoleon”whose opposition to Lincoln…    
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Ezra Jack Keats was born Jacob Ezra Katz in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1916. He was a mural painter for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for three years before taking a job as a comic book illustrator. During World War II, he joined the United States Air Corp and was a camouflage pattern designer. After the war, he changed his name to make his Jewish heritage less noticeable. He wrote and/or illustrated more than 85 children's books. The first book he illustrated was Jubilant for Sure by Elizabeth Hubbard Lansing, which was published in 1954. The first book he wrote was My Dog is Lost, which was published in 1960. His other works include Pet Show and The Snowy Day, which won a…    

List of Maps
Introduction
A Note on Military Terminology
Turning Point: Military Stalemate and Strategic Initiatives July 1862
Lincoln's Strategy: Emancipation and the McClellan Problem
McClellan's Strategy: Irresistible Force
President Davis's Strategic Offensive
The Confederate Offensive August 1862
Self-inflicted Wounds: The Union High Command
Both Ends Against the Middle: The Campaign of Second Bull Run
McClellan's Victory
The Invasion of Maryland September 2-15 1862
Lee Decides on Invasion
McClellan Takes the Offensive
The Battles of South Mountain
The Forces Gather
The Battle of Antietam September 16-18, 1862
Preparation for Battle
The Battle of Antietam: Hooker's Fight, 6:00-9:00 AM
The Battle of Antietam: Sumner's Fight, 9:00 AM-Noon
The Battle of Antietam: The Edge of Disaster, Noon to Evening
The Day When Nothing Happened
The Revolutionary Crisis September 22-November 7, 1862
Lincoln's Revolution
The General and the President
Dubious Battle: Everything Changed, Nothing Settled
Chronology
Antietam Order of Battle
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index