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Drawn with the Sword : Reflections on the American Civil War.

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This series of essays reflects on topics such as the origins of the Civil War, the war and American society, why the North won the war, Lincoln's enduring image, and the question of historians and their audiences.
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McPherson, James M.
Drawn with the Sword : Reflections on the American Civil War.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 9780199727834 019972783X
OCLC Number: 870243261
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: 1. Antebellum Southern Exceptionalism: A New Look at an Old Question --
2. Tom on the Cross --
3. The War of Southern Aggression --
4. The War that Never Goes Away --
5. From Limited to Total War, 1861-1865 --
6. Race and Class in the Crucible of War --
7. The Glory Story --
8. Why Did the Confederacy Lose? --
9. How the Confederacy Almost Won --
10. Lee Dissected --
11. Grant's Final Victory --
12. A New Birth of Freedom --
13. Who Freed the Slaves? --
14. "The Whole Family of Man": Lincoln and the Last Best Hope Abroad --
15. What's the Matter with History?

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