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Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War

Author: Paul Finkelman; Donald R Kennon; United States Capitol Historical Society.
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2018]
Series: Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American Civil War was the first ever to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose at a moment's notice. As a result, the young nation's political structure and culture often struggled to keep up. When war began, Congress was not even in session. By the time it met, the government had mobilized over 100,000 soldiers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Finkelman; Donald R Kennon; United States Capitol Historical Society.
ISBN: 9780821423042 0821423045 9780821423059 0821423053
OCLC Number: 1019838157
Notes: "Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, Athens".
Description: vi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Freedom and democracy in "the people's contest": a complicated role for Congress in a complicated war / Paul Finkelman --
A martyr, a speaker, and impending crisis: a prologue to the election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle --
"Shatter this accursed union": the fire-eaters in Congress in 1860 / Eric Walther --
"These Zouaves will never support us": cowardice, Congress and the First Battle of Bull Run / Lesley J. Gordon --
The summer of '62: Congress, slavery, and a revolution in Federal law / Paul Finkelman --
The radicals' war: how the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War tried to shape the course of the Civil War / Fergus M. Bordewich --
We are coming, Father Abraham, but how will you pay for us? / Jenny Bourne --
Why we fight: German American revolutionists confront slavery and secession / Mischa Honeck --
Make mine an abolition war: George Luther Stearns, Frederick Douglass, and the Black soldier / L. Diane Barnes --
Military emancipation before the Emancipation Proclamation: overcoming structural obstacles / Chandra Manning --
Negotiating Black manhood citizenship through Civil War volunteerism and patriotism: Cincinnati's Black Brigade / Nikki M. Taylor.
Series Title: Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon.

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The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New  Read more...

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