The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War

Author: Margaret E. Wagner,Library of Congress

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316193615

Category: History

Page: 264

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With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare in first-hand accounts from soldiers, nurses, and front-line journalists. Readers will be enthralled by speech drafts in Lincoln's own hand, quotes from the likes of Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee, and portraits of key soldiers and politicians who are not covered in standard textbooks. The Illustrated Timeline's exciting new source material and lucid organization will give Civil War enthusiasts a fresh look at this defining period in our nation's history.

America and the Great War

A Library of Congress Illustrated History

Author: Margaret E. Wagner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620409836

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9609


Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Titles of the Year for 2017 "A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history. It's an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told." --David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEAR From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance to the conflict's victims, most Americans opposed direct involvement. Their country was immersed in its own internal struggles, including attempts to curb the power of business monopolies, reform labor practices, secure proper treatment for millions of recent immigrants, and expand American democracy. Yet from the first, the war deeply affected American emotions and the nation's commercial, financial, and political interests. The menace from German U-boats and failure of U.S. attempts at mediation finally led to a declaration of war, signed by President Wilson on April 6, 1917. America and the Great War commemorates the centennial of that turning point in American history. Chronicling the United States in neutrality and in conflict, it presents events and arguments, political and military battles, bitter tragedies and epic achievements that marked U.S. involvement in the first modern war. Drawing on the matchless resources of the Library of Congress, the book includes many eyewitness accounts and more than 250 color and black-and-white images, many never before published. With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Kennedy, America and the Great War brings to life the tempestuous era from which the United States emerged as a major world power.

Songs of the Shenandoah

Author: Michael K. Reynolds

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433678217

Category: Fiction

Page: 431

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Siblings who immigrated from Ireland to the United States find themselves on opposite sides of the Civil War and struggling to understand God's purpose in the midst of unspeakable tragedy. Original.

The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference

Author: Margaret E. Wagner,Library of Congress

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684863502

Category: History

Page: 949

View: 3052


A single-volume resource contains a timeline of the war; biographies of important figures; listings of major campaigns and battles; coverage of political and social movements during Antebellum, wartime, and Reconstruction periods; and a resource guide for further research. 35,000 first printing.

Jefferson Davis

Soldier and President of the Confederacy

Author: Joann J. Burch

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766064654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 2987


As president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis played a key role in the South's unsuccessful attempt to separate from the Union during the Civil War. This book traces the life of the Confederate leader from his childhood in Mississippi, to his years as a United States politician, through the Civil War, and his attempt to rebuild his life and reputation after the Confederacy was defeated by the Union.

Global Americans: A History of the United States

Author: Maria Montoya,Laura A. Belmonte,Carl J. Guarneri,Steven Hackel,Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515671

Category: History

Page: 976

View: 1198


GLOBAL AMERICANS speaks to an increasingly diverse population of students who seek to understand the place of the United States in a shifting global, social, cultural, and political landscape. America’s national experience and collective history have always been subject to transnational forces and affected by global events and conditions. In recognition of this reality, this insightful new text presents a history of North America and then the United States in which world events and processes are central rather than colorful sidelights. The narrative recovers the global aspects of America’s past and helps students understand the origins of the interconnected world in which they live. By weaving together stories, analysis, interpretation, visual imagery, and primary sources from across time and place, this book presents a revised history that reflects America’s -- and Americans’ -- relationship to events and peoples across the continent and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.