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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 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 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.

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.

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.

Turning Points Of The Civil War

Author : James A. Rawley
ISBN : 0803289359
Genre : History
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James A. Rawley examines the seven turning points of the Civil War: the course of the slaveholding borderland in 1861, First Bull Run, the Trent affair, Antietam, the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and the presidential election of 1864. Among the topic unifying his book are slavery, democracy, British policy, military organization and progress, and the roles of Lincoln, McClellan, Davis, and Lee. The afterword looks at the Civil War itself as a turning point in American history. In a preface to this Bison Book editin, James A. Rawley, considers recent books that sustain the idea of turning points during the Civil War.

Diary Of A Christian Soldier

Author : Rufus Kinsley
ISBN : 052182334X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A portrait of an officer from one of America's first and most famous Civil War black regiments reconstructs his life and wartime experiences, offering a view of the lesser-known battle for the bayou in Louisiana, Kinsley's efforts as an evangelical abolitionist, and the day-to-day routines of African-American and white soldiers behind Union lines. (Military History)

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.

New Bedford S Civil War

Author : Earl F. Mulderink
ISBN : 9780823243341
Genre : History
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Examines the social, political, economic, and military history of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the nineteenth century, with a focus on the Civil War homefront, 1861-1865, and on the city's black community, soldiers, and veterans.

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.

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