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The Resource Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon

Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon

Label
Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War
Title
Congress and the people's contest
Title remainder
the conduct of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The American Civil War was the first ever 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 mobilized over 100,000 soldiers, battles had been fought, casualties had been taken, some civilians had violently opposed the war effort, and emancipation was underway. This set the stage for Congress to play catch-up for much of the conflict. The result was an ongoing race to pass new laws and set policies. Throughout it all, Congress had to answer to a fractured and demanding public. In Congress and the People's Contest, Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon have assembled some of the nation's finest scholars of American history and law to tease apart the fraught interactions between Congress and the American people as they navigated a cataclysmic and unprecedented war. Displaying a variety and range of focus that will make the book a classroom must, the essays here show how these interactions took place-sometimes successfully, and sometimes less so
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.C755 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Finkelman, Paul
  • Kennon, Donald R.
  • United States Capitol Historical Society
Series statement
Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877
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  • United States
  • United States
Label
Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, Athens"
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Freedom and democracy in "the people's contest": a complicated role for Congress in a complicated war
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
on1019838157
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780821423042
Lccn
2017043708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027998486
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838157
Label
Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Publication
Note
  • "Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, Athens"
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Freedom and democracy in "the people's contest": a complicated role for Congress in a complicated war
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
on1019838157
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780821423042
Lccn
2017043708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027998486
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838157

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