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Battle cry of freedom : the civil war era

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Oxford history of the United States.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War including the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 0140125183 9780140125184 0195038630 9780195038637
OCLC Number: 490011584
Description: XIX-904 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: from the halls of Montezuma. The United States of midcentury; Mexico will poison us; an empire for slavery; slavery, rum and Romanism; the crime against Kansas; mudsills and greasy mechanics for A. Lincoln; the revolution of 1860; the counterrevolution of 1861; facing both ways - the upper south's dilemma; amateurs go to war; farewell to the 90 Days' War; blockade and beachead - the Salt-Water War, 1861-1862; the River War in 1862; the sinews of war; Billy Yank's chickhominy blues; we must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued; carry me back to Old Virginny; John Bull's Virgina Reel; three rivers in winter, 1862-1863; fire in the rear; long remember - the summer of '63; Johnny Reb's Chattanooga Blues; when this cruel war is over; if it takes all summer; after four years of failure; we are going to be wiped off the Earth; South Carolina must be destroyed; we are all Americans. Epilogue: to the shoals of victory.
Series Title: Oxford history of the United States.
Other Titles: Civil war era
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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