Leaders of the American Civil War

Author: Charles F. Ritter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135936188
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Provides an overview of the careers of the great military leaders and the critical political leaders of the American Civil War. Entries consider the leader's character and pre-war experience, their contributions to the war effort, and the war's impact on the rest of their lives. An assessment of their historical treatment puts their long-term reputations on the line, and results in a thorough revision of some leaders, a call for further study of others, and a reaffirmation of the accomplishments of the greatest leaders.

America s Military Adversaries

Author: John C. Fredriksen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076032
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Filipino guerilla leader Emilio Aguinaldo to British naval officer James Lucas Yeo, 223 entries offer biographical information on people who have taken up arms against the United States government.

Fateful Lightning

Author: Allen C. Guelzo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939365
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Civil War is the greatest trauma ever experienced by the American nation, a four-year paroxysm of violence that left in its wake more than 600,000 dead, more than 2 million refugees, and the destruction (in modern dollars) of more than $700 billion in property. The war also sparked some of the most heroic moments in American history and enshrined a galaxy of American heroes. Above all, it permanently ended the practice of slavery and proved, in an age of resurgent monarchies, that a liberal democracy could survive the most frightful of challenges. In Fateful Lightning, two-time Lincoln Prize-winning historian Allen C. Guelzo offers a marvelous portrait of the Civil War and its era, covering not only the major figures and epic battles, but also politics, religion, gender, race, diplomacy, and technology. And unlike other surveys of the Civil War era, it extends the reader's vista to include the postwar Reconstruction period and discusses the modern-day legacy of the Civil War in American literature and popular culture. Guelzo also puts the conflict in a global perspective, underscoring Americans' acute sense of the vulnerability of their republic in a world of monarchies. He examines the strategy, the tactics, and especially the logistics of the Civil War and brings the most recent historical thinking to bear on emancipation, the presidency and the war powers, the blockade and international law, and the role of intellectuals, North and South. Written by a leading authority on our nation's most searing crisis, Fateful Lightning offers a vivid and original account of an event whose echoes continue with Americans to this day.

Southern Pamphlets on Secession November 1860 April 1861

Author: Jon L. Wakelyn
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807822784
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The election of Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 initiated a heated debate throughout the South about what Republican control of the federal government would mean for the slaveholding states. During the secession crisis of the winter of 1860-61, South

Biographical Dictionary of the Union

Author: John T. Hubbell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313209208
Format: PDF, Docs
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This great new series provides 10 or your favorite songs, all in professionally arranged TAB format for just $10.00. Classic Rock Guitar TAB features 10 landmark songs from the classic rock era. Titles: Losing My Religon (R.E.M.) * Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers) * Bad Company (Bad Company) * Long Train Runnin' (The Doobie Brothers) * Hotel California (The Eagles) * Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood and the Destroyers) * Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band) * White Room (Cream) * I'm A Man (Chicago) * The Chain (Fleetwood Mac)

Louisiana Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio
Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0403098173
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Louisiana Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Louisiana. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.

A People s History of the United States

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317325303
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

Lincoln at Gettysburg

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126453
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The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training, and his deep political experience went into this, his revolutionary masterpiece. By examining both the address and Lincoln in their historical moment and cultural frame, Wills breathes new life into words we thought we knew, and reveals much about a president so mythologized but often misunderstood. Wills shows how Lincoln came to change the world and to effect an intellectual revolution, how his words had to and did complete the work of the guns, and how Lincoln wove a spell that has not yet been broken.

William Tecumseh Sherman

Author: James Lee McDonough
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393354201
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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General Sherman s 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War s most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war s swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman s warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the death of his young son, Willy. The result is a remarkable, comprehensive life of an American icon whose legacy resonates to this day."

The Fire of Freedom

Author: David S. Cecelski
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807835668
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Examines the life of a former slave who became a radical abolitionist and Union spy, recruiting black soldiers for the North, fighting racism within the Union Army and much more.