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This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation's leading authority on the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 9780195392425 0195392426
OCLC Number: 359240340
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Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Slavery and the coming of the war --
And the war came --
Escape and revolt in black and white --
The lost cause revisited --
The Confederacy: a house divided? --
Was the best defense a good offense? Jefferson Davis and Confederate strategies --
The Saratoga that wasn't: the impact of Antietam abroad --
To conquer a peace? Lee's goals in the Gettysburg campaign --
The last rebel: Jesse James --
Long-legged Yankee lies: the lost cause textbook crusade --
Architects of victory --
"We stand by each other always:" Grant and Sherman --
The hard hand of war --
Unvexed to the sea: Lincoln, Grant, and the Vicksburg campaign --
Home front and battle front --
Brahmins at war --
"Spend much time in reading the daily papers:" the press and army morale in the Civil War --
No peace without victory, 1861-1865 --
Lincoln --
To remember that he had lived --
"As commander-in-chief I have a right to take any measure which may best subdue the enemy."
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Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation's leading authority on the Civil War.

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It will seduce anyone, Civil War neophyte or fanatic, for its authority and judgments...There is not a bad chapter in this book. This Mighty Scourge is a marvelous read from a master historian. Like Read more...

 
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