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

Author: Paul Finkelman; Donald R Kennon
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Congress and the people's contest.
Athens, Ohio : Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017043708
(OCoLC)1019838157
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Finkelman; Donald R Kennon
ISBN: 9780821446164 0821446169
OCLC Number: 1026407667
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 249 pages)
Contents: Introduction: 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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