Battle Cry of Freedom

The Civil War Era

Author: James M. McPherson,George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195038637

Category: History

Page: 904

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Focuses on the military campaigns, including strategy and logistics, military leaders, and common soldiers
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Crossroads of Freedom

Antientam: the Battle that Changed the Course of the American Civil War

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141015637

Category: Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862

Page: 203

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A masterful portrait of the bloody one-day battle that turned the tide of the American civil war By September 1862 the war was at a crossroads, with Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army poised to take Washington. But when the Confederates crossed the Virginia border to invade Maryland, the resulting battle at Antietam on 17 September provided the critical victory the Union needed. It crushed the Confederate hopes of British intervention and allowed Abraham Lincoln to deliver the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery - changing the war for reunion into a fight for freedom. But it was also the bloodiest single day in American history, as more then 6,000 soldiers lost their lives between Antietam Creek and the Potomac River. In Crossroads of Freedom, James M. McPherson gives a compelling account of this pivotal battle, the events that led up to it and its aftermath.
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Embattled Rebel

Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176340

Category: History

Page: 320

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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy “The best concise book we have on the subject… McPherson is… our most distinguished scholar of the Civil War era.” —The New York Times Book Review History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. Many Americans of his own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, not to mention a traitor. Not so, argues James M. McPherson. In Embattled Rebel, McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, but that it is too easy to diminish him because of his cause’s failure. Gravely ill throughout much of the Civil War, Davis nevertheless shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy—the quest for independent nationhood—with clarity and force. He exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy, and his close relationship with Robert E. Lee was one of the most effective military-civilian partnerships in history. Lucid and concise, Embattled Rebel presents a fresh perspective on the Civil War as seen from the desk of the South’s commander in chief. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Atlas of World History

Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien,Oxford University Press,Philip's Map Studio

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Maps follow the long march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century
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Tried by War

Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440652455

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln?s birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. Tried by War offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The United States, 1763–2001

Author: Tim Clancey,Simon Mosley,John Spiller,Stephen Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134437404

Category: History

Page: 352

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This book takes a new approach to teaching and learning early US history from 1763 to 2001 at A level. It meets the needs of teachers and students studying for today's revised AS and A2 exams. In a unique style, The United States, 1763-2001 focuses on the key topics within the period. Each topic is then comprehensively explored to provide background, essay writing advice and examples, source work and historical skills exercises. The key topics featured include: * the struggle for the Constitution, 1763-1877 * the American Civil War * Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal * foreign policy, 1890-1991 * civil rights, 1863 - 1992. Using essay styles and source exercises from each of the exam boards - AQA, Edexcel and OCR - this book is an essential text for students and teachers.
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A Documentary History of the Civil War Era

Volume 1, Legislative Achievements

Author: Thomas C. Mackey

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572339276

Category: History

Page: 328

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A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is the first comprehensive collection of public policy actions, political speeches, and judicial decisions related to the American Civil War. This three-volume set gives scholars, teachers, and students easy access to the full texts of the most important, fundamental documents as well as hard-to-find, rarely published primary sources on this critical period in U.S. history. The first volume of the series, Legislative Achievements, contains legislation passed in response to the turmoil seizing the country on the brink of, during, and in the wake of the Civil War. Forthcoming are volume 2, Political Arguments, which contains voices of politicians, political party platforms, and administrative speeches, and volume 3, Judicial Decisions, which provides judicial opinions and decisions as the Civil War raged in the courtrooms as well as on the battlefields. Organized chronologically, each of the selections is preceded by an introductory headnote that explains the document’s historical significance and traces its lasting impact. These headnotes provide insight into not only law and public policy but also the broad sweep of issues that engaged Civil War–era America. Legislative Achievements features some of the most momentous and enduring public policy documents from the time, beginning with the controversial September 15, 1850, Fugitive Slave Act and concluding with the June 18, 1878, Posse Comitatus Act. Both military and nonmilitary legislation constitute this part, including the April 19, 1861, proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln declaring a naval blockade on Southern ports and Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s proclamation authorizing blockade runners to attack Northern shipping, both issued on the same day. Nonmilitary legislation includes statutes affecting the postwar period, such as the 1862 Homestead Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and all four of the Reconstruction Acts. Also in this section are the three constitutional amendments, the Habeas Corpus Acts of 1863 and 1867, the Freedman’s Bureau Acts of 1865 and 1866, and the 1867 Tenure of Office Act together with President Andrew Johnson’s message vetoing the Act. A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is an essential acquisition for academic and public libraries in addition to being a valuable resource for students of the Civil War and Reconstruction, legal history, public policy, and nineteenth-century American history. THOMAS C. MACKEY is a professor of history at the University of Louisville and adjunct Professor of Law at Brandeis School of Law. He is the author of Pornography on Trial (2002) and Pursuing Johns (2005).
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