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This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and the New York Times bestseller Crossroads of Freedom, among many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil War historian. Now, in this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the most enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 1281163783 9781281163783 0198042760 9780198042761 9786611163785 6611163786 1429468971 9781429468978
OCLC Number: 1162003541
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-251) and index.
Description: 1 online resource (273 p.)
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 the right to take any measure which may best subdue the enemy.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and the New York Times bestseller Crossroads of Freedom, among many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil War historian. Now, in this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the most enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history. McPherson sheds light on topics large and small, from the average soldier's avid love of newspapers to the postwar creation of the mystique of a Lost Cause in the South. Readers will find.

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