War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War

Author: Lisa M Brady
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: Environmental history and the American South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this first book-length environmental history of the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady argues that ideas about nature and the environment were central to the development and success of Union military strategy. From the start of the war, both sides had to contend with forces of nature, even as they battled one another. Northern soldiers encountered unfamiliar landscapes in the South that suggested, to them, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brady, Lisa M., 1971-
War upon the land.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011037559
(OCoLC)754105606
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa M Brady
ISBN: 9780820343839 0820343838
OCLC Number: 784960272
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 187 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : nineteenth-century ideas of nature and their role in Civil War strategy --
Hostile territory : Union operations along the Lower Mississippi, 1862-1863 --
Broken country : Union campaigns at and around Vicksburg, 1863 --
Ravaged ground : Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864 --
Devoured land : Sherman's Georgia and Carolina campaigns, 1864-1865 --
Conclusion : making a desert and calling it peace.
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South.
Responsibility: Lisa M. Brady.

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In this first book-length environmental history of the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady argues that ideas about nature and the environment were central to the development and success of Union  Read more...

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