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This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War, James M. McPherson

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This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War
Title
This mighty scourge
Title remainder
perspectives on the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book 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 insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues such as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the war, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy. This Mighty Scourge includes several never-before-published essays--pieces on General Robert E. Lee's goals in the Gettysburg campaign, on Lincoln and Grant in the Vicksburg campaign, and on Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. In that capacity, Lincoln invented the concept of presidential war powers that are again at the center of controversy today. All of the essays have been updated and revised to give the volume greater thematic coherence and continuity, so that it can be read in sequence as an interpretive history of the war and its meaning for America and the world. Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation's leading authority on the Civil War. It will be must reading for everyone interested in the war and American history
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPherson, James M
Dewey number
973.7
Index
index present
LC call number
E468
LC item number
.M24 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • United States
  • Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
  • Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865>
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This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War, James M. McPherson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-251) 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
Slavery and the coming of 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 a right to take any measure which may best subdue the enemy."
Control code
ocm74915689
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780195313666
Lccn
2006035523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74915689
  • (OCoLC)74915689
Label
This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War, James M. McPherson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-251) 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
Slavery and the coming of 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 a right to take any measure which may best subdue the enemy."
Control code
ocm74915689
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780195313666
Lccn
2006035523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74915689
  • (OCoLC)74915689

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