The American Civil War

Author: Steven E. Woodworth
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290190
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A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.

The American Novel Of War

Author: Wallis R. Sanborn, III
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786438630
Size: 20,75 MB
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"This work establishes the American Novel of War as its own sub-genre within the greater American Literature of War genre. Each chapter identifies a defining characteristic, analyzes existing criticism, and explores the characteristic in American war novels of record. Topics include violence, war rhetoric, the death of noncombatants, and terrain as an enemy"--Provided by publisher.

Themes Of The American Civil War

Author: Susan-Mary Grant
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135276595
Size: 20,46 MB
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Themes of the American Civil War offers a timely and useful guide to this vast topic for a new generation of students. The volume provides a broad-ranging assessment of the causes, complexities, and consequences of America’s most destructive conflict to date. The essays, written by top scholars in the field, and reworked for this new edition, explore how, and in what ways, differing interpretations of the war have arisen, and explains clearly why the American Civil War remains a subject of enduring interest. It includes chapters covering four broad areas, including The Political Front, The Military Front, The Race Front, and The Ideological Front. Additions to the second edition include a new introduction – added to the current introduction by James McPherson – a chapter on gender, as well as information on the remembrance of the war (historical memory). The addition of several maps, a timeline, and an appendix listing further reading, battlefield statistics, and battle/regiment/general names focuses the book squarely at undergraduates in both the US and abroad.

The Timberclads In The Civil War

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451951
Size: 15,66 MB
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In the most detailed history ever of Union warships on the western waters of the Civil War, the author recounts the exploits of the timberclad ships Lexington, Tyler, and Conestoga. Converted to warships from commercial steamboats at the beginning of the conflict, the three formed the core of the North’s Western Flotilla, later the Mississippi Squadron. The book focuses on the activities of these wooden warriors while providing context for the greater war, including accounts of their famous commanders, their roles in both large and small battles, ship-to-ship combat, and support for the armies of Gen. U.S. Grant and Gen. William T. Sherman.

American Civil War The Definitive Encyclopedia And Document Collection 6 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096825
Size: 17,67 MB
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This expansive, multivolume reference work provides a broad, multidisciplinary examination of the Civil War period ranging from pre-Civil War developments and catalysts such as the Mexican-American War to the rebuilding of the war-torn nation during Reconstruction.

The Men Of Secession And Civil War 1859 1861

Author: James L. Abrahamson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842028196
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Soon after Lincoln's election to president, South Carolina seceded from the Union and six other states followed. Their secession was the principle trigger for the Civil War. This history focuses on the characters who shaped the events that led to secession in the Deep South and the Civil War.

Gettysburg Heroes

Author: Glenn W. LaFantasie
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253000173
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The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the war and after. The battle of Gettysburg is the thread that ties these Civil War lives together. Gettysburg was a personal turning point, though each person was affected differently. Largely biographical in its approach, the book captures the human drama of the war and shows how this group of individuals—including Abraham Lincoln, James Longstreet, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, William C. Oates, and others—endured or succumbed to the war and, willingly or unwillingly, influenced its outcome. At the same time, it shows how the war shaped the lives of these individuals, putting them through ordeals they never dreamed they would face or survive.

A People S History Of The Civil War

Author: David Williams
Editor: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595587470
Size: 10,59 MB
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Bottom-up history at its very best, A People’s History of the Civil War "does for the Civil War period what Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States did for the study of American history in general" (Library Journal). Widely praised upon its initial release, it was described as "meticulously researched and persuasively argued" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Historian David Williams has written the first account of the American Civil War though the eyes of ordinary people—foot soldiers, slaves, women, prisoners of war, draft resisters, Native Americans, and others. Richly illustrated with little-known anecdotes and first-hand testimony, this pathbreaking narrative moves beyond presidents and generals to tell a new and powerful story about America’s most destructive conflict. A People’s History of the Civil War is "readable social history" that "sheds fascinating light" (Publishers Weekly) on this crucial period. In so doing it recovers the long-overlooked perspectives and forgotten voices of one of the defining chapters of American history.

Civil War America

Author: James Alan Marten
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072371
Size: 11,20 MB
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Tells the stories of civilians from every strata of American life, North and South, in a comprehensive portrait including women, free and enslaved African Americans, orphans of soldiers, draft rioters, politicians, and war correspondents.

Encyclopedia Of The Reconstruction Era M Z And Primary Documents

Author: Richard Zuczek
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330759
Size: 16,39 MB
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Offers more than 260 alphabetically arranged articles on the period of Reconstruction in American history, covering persons, concepts, institutions, laws, elections, organizations, and each Southern state.