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The Civil War and the limits of destruction

Author: Mark E Neely
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Civil War is often portrayed as the most brutal war in America's history, a premonition of 20th century slaughter and carnage. In challenging this view, the author considers the war's destructiveness in a comparative context, revealing the sense of limits that guided the conduct of American soldiers and statesmen.
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Genre/Form: History
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Neely, Mark E.
Civil War and the limits of destruction.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608529789
Online version:
Neely, Mark E.
Civil War and the limits of destruction.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)609325361
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Neely
ISBN: 9780674026582 0674026586 9780674045958 0674045955
OCLC Number: 131062678
Description: 277 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Destructiveness in the Civil War --
The Mexican-American War : republicanism and the ethos of war --
Price's Raid : limited war in Missouri --
Emperor Maximilian's Black Decree : war in the tropics --
The Shenandoah Valley : Sheridan and the scorched earth --
The Sand Creek Massacre : the grand burning of the prairie --
Avenging Andersonville : retaliation and the political uses of hatred --
Conclusion : The cult of violence in Civil War history.
Responsibility: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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