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The Coming Of The Civil War

Author : Avery Craven
ISBN : WISC:89001599265
Genre : Slavery
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A stimulating and profound analysis of the factors which brought a nation into war with itself.

The Legacy Of The Civil War

Author : Robert Penn Warren
ISBN : 0803298013
Genre : History
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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”

Civil War

Author : Lucan
ISBN : 9781624664090
Genre : Poetry
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Written in the reign of Nero—the emperor against whom Lucan was implicated in a conspiracy and by whom he was compelled to commit suicide at the age of 25—the poet's dark, ambiguous, unfinished masterpiece focuses on the disintegration of the Roman body politic and the war between Julius Caesar and Pompey that ultimately lead to the end of the Roman republic. While aiming for a poem both as rugged as Lucan's—with its mix of history and fantasy, of high and low registers, of common and uncommon turns of phrase, of narrative and declamation—and as reader-friendly as possible, Brian Walters owns that he has "nowhere tried to simplify the rhetorical excesses that are the essence of Lucan's poem, the real meat and bone of the Civil War." A brilliant Introduction by W. R. Johnson discusses the poem's relationship to Nero and monarchy; its invocations of both the gods and chaos; the real hero of the Civil War; and the poem's end and narrative styles. Synopses of individual books; suggestions for further reading; a glossary of names, places, and Roman institutions; and a map are also included.

Mary Chesnut S Civil War

Author : Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut
ISBN : 0300029799
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An authorized account of the Civil War, drawn from the diaries of a Southern aristocrat, records the disintegration and final destruction of the Confederacy.

The American Civil War

Author : Timothy H. Donovan
ISBN : 9780757001567
Genre : History
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Begins with an in-depth view of the political, social, and military organization of pre-Civil War America, then follows the events of the war with an analysis of the military tactics used, the weaponry that was available, and the generalship employed by military leaders on both sides of the conflict. While all major battles are covered, the text focuses particular attention on those battles that helped develop new rules of military engagement and tactics. From the charge of the cavalry to the early development of trench warfare, and from the use of single-shot rifles to the deployment of devastating machine guns, the reader is given a unique view of the American Civil War through the eyes of the men who have taught military history at West Point.

Civil Wars

Author : David Armitage
ISBN : 9780300149821
Genre : Civil war
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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested history. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is ruler or rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider; it can also shape a conflict's outcome, determining whether external powers are involved or stand aside. From the American Revolution to the Iraq war, pivotal decisions have hung on such shifts of perspective. The West's age of civil war may be over, but elsewhere it has exploded - from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots, dynamics and shaping force of civil war will be essential to our ongoing struggles with this seemingly interminable problem.

Desertion During The Civil War

Author : Ella Lonn
ISBN : 0803279752
Genre : History
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Desertion during the Civil War, originally published in 1928, remains the only book-length treatment of its subject. Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern and Southern armies. Drawing on official war records, she notes that one in seven enlisted Union soldiers and one in nine Confederate soldiers deserted. Lonn discusses many reasons for desertion common to both armies, among them lack of such necessities as food, clothing, and equipment; weariness and discouragement; noncommitment and resentment of coercion; and worry about loved ones at home. Some Confederate deserters turned outlaw, joining ruffian bands in the South. Peculiar to the North was the evil of bounty-jumping. Captured deserters generally were not shot or hanged because manpower was so precious. Moving beyond means of dealing with absconders, Lonn considers the effects of their action. Absenteeism from the ranks cost the North victories and prolonged the war even as the South was increasingly hurt by defections. This book makes vivid a human phenomenon produced by a tragic time.

Civil War America 1850 To 1875

Author : Richard F. Selcer
ISBN : 9781438107974
Genre : Almanacs, American
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Features essays, statistical data, period photographs, maps, and documents.

Triumphs In The Age Of Civil War

Author : Carsten Hjort Lange
ISBN : 9781474267861
Genre : History
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Many of the wars of the Late Republic were largely civil conflicts. There was, therefore, a tension between the traditional expectation that triumphs should be celebrated for victories over foreign enemies and the need of the great commanders to give full expression to their prestige and charisma, and to legitimize their power. Triumphs in the Age of Civil War rethinks the nature and the character of the phenomenon of civil war during the Late Republic. At the same time it focuses on a key feature of the Roman socio-political order, the triumph, and argues that a commander could in practice expect to triumph after a civil war victory if it could also be represented as being over a foreign enemy, even if the principal opponent was clearly Roman. Significantly, the civil aspect of the war did not have to be denied. Carsten Hjort Lange provides the first study to consider the Roman triumph during the age of civil war, and argues that the idea of civil war as "normal" reflects the way civil war permeated the politics and society of the Late Roman Republic.

The American Civil War

Author : Garnet Wolseley Wolseley (Viscount)
ISBN : 0811700933
Genre : History
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Field Marshal Viscount Garnet Joseph Wolseley's writings on the Civil War provide a fascinating perspective on America's bloodiest conflict. New preface by Editor James Rawley.

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