In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864

Author: Edward L. Ayers

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247430

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 7624

Winner of the Bancroft Prize: Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War. Our standard Civil War histories tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. But at the time, on the borderlands of Pennsylvania and Virginia, no one expected war, and no one knew how it would turn out. The one certainty was that any war between the states would be fought in their fields and streets. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia. Connected by strong ties of every kind, including the tendrils of slavery, the people of this borderland sought alternatives to secession and war. When none remained, they took up war with startling intensity. As this book relays with a vivid immediacy, it came to their doorsteps in hunger, disease, and measureless death. Ayers's Civil War emerges from the lives of everyday people as well as those who helped shape history—John Brown and Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, Jackson, and Lee. His story ends with the valley ravaged, Lincoln's support fragmenting, and Confederate forces massing for a battle at Gettysburg.

Virginia at War, 1864

Author: William Davis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173558

Category: History

Page: 256

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The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia’s forces fought inside the state’s borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literature, politics and the press, higher education, patriotic celebrations, and early efforts at reconstruction in Union-occupied Virginia. The volume focuses on the effects of war on the civilian infrastructure as well as efforts to maintain the Confederacy. As in previous volumes, the book concludes with an edited and annotated excerpt of the Judith Brockenbrough McGuire diary.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2012 Issue

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807852643

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 2421

The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 2 June 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War Era: A Special Issue Editor's Note William Blair Articles W. Caleb Mcdaniel & Bethany L. Johnson New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War: An Introduction Gale L. Kenny Manliness and Manifest Racial Destiny: Jamaica and African American Emigration in the 1850s Edward B. Rugemer Slave Rebels and Abolitionists: The Black Atlantic and the Coming of the Civil War Peter Kolchin Comparative Perspectives on Emancipation in the U.S. South: Reconstruction, Radicalism, and Russia Susan-Mary Grant The Lost Boys: Citizen-Soldiers, Disabled Veterans, and Confederate Nationalism in the Age of People's War Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Mark W. Geiger "Follow the Money" Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition

Author: Mary Beth Norton,Jane Kamensky,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305142764

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 9935

The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a succinct and spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity, and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. In the tenth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced from 33 to 29, making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Companion to the U.S. Civil War

Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118802950

Category: History

Page: 1232

View: 787

A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Represents the most comprehensive coverage available relating to all aspects of the U.S. Civil War Features contributions from dozens of experts in Civil War scholarship Covers major campaigns and battles, and military and political figures, as well as non-military aspects of the conflict such as gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

Lee and His Generals

Essays in Honor of T. Harry Williams

Author: Lawrence Lee Hewitt,Thomas E. Schott

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572338865

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1504

A legendary professor at Louisiana State University, T. Harry Williams not only produced such acclaimed works as Lincoln and the Radicals, Lincoln and His Generals, and a biography of Huey Long that won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, but he also mentored generations of students who became distinguished historians in their own right. In this collection, ten of those former students, along with one author greatly inspired by Williams’s example, offer incisive essays that honor both Williams and his career-long dedication to sound, imaginative scholarship and broad historical inquiry. The opening and closing essays, fittingly enough, deal with Williams himself: a biographical sketch by Frank J. Wetta and a piece by Roger Spiller that place Williams in larger historical perspective among writers on Civil War generalship. The bulk of the book focuses on Robert E. Lee and a number of the commanders who served under him, starting with Charles Roland’s seminal article “The Generalship of Robert E. Lee,” the only one in the collection that has been previously published. Among the essays that follow Roland’s are contributions by Brian Holden Reid on the ebb and flow of Lee’s reputation, George C. Rable on Stonewall Jackson’s deep religious commitment, A. Wilson Greene on P. G. T. Beauregard’s role in the Petersburg Campaign, and William L. Richter on James Longstreet as postwar pariah. Together these gifted historians raise a host of penetrating and original questions about how we are to understand America’s defining conflict in our own time—just as T. Harry Williams did in his. And by encompassing such varied subjects as military history, religion, and historiography, Lee and His Generals demonstrates once more what a fertile field Civil War scholarship remains. Lawrence Lee Hewitt is professor of history emeritus at Southeastern Louisiana University. Most recently, he and Arthur W. Bergeron, now deceased, coedited three volumes of essays under the collective title Confederate Generals in the Western Theater. Thomas E. Schott served for many years as a historian for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command. He is the author of Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia: A Biography, which won both the Society of American Historians Award and the Jefferson Davis Award.

War Upon the Land

Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes During the American Civil War

Author: Lisa M. Brady

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820342491

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 4969

"War upon the land is not merely an environmental history of the war ... Instead, Brady's is a book about how the Civil War engaged with, and forever altered, a suite of nineteenth-century American ideas about nature ... Thus [it] examines the place of wilderness in the history of the Civil War, and as importantly, the place of the Civil War in the history of wilderness"--Foreword.

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 7079

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

What this cruel war was over

soldiers, slavery, and the Civil War

Author: Chandra Manning

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 1326

Drawing on the diaries and letters of soldiers on both sides of the conflict, a close-up look at the meaning of slavery to Union and Confederate troops reveals how Union soldiers called for emancipation long before the Emancipation Proclamation and how Confederate soldiers believed that abolition would destroy the very fabric of Southern society. 15,000 first printing.

The Journal of Southern History

Author: Wendell Holmes Stephenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 635

Includes section "Book reviews."

North & South

The Magazine of Civil War Conflict

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 6378

First lady of the Confederacy

Varina Davis's Civil War / Joan E. Cashin

Author: Joan E. Cashin

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 403

View: 9930

A portrait of a fascinating woman who struggled with the constraints of her time and place is offered in this first definitive biography of Varina Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, describing her role during the war, her personal conflict over the war, and her life following the conflict and her husband's death in 1889.

We were eight years in power

Eine amerikanische Tragödie

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446259805

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 3187

Mit Barack Obama sollte die amerikanische Gesellschaft ihren jahrhundertealten Rassismus überwinden. Am Ende seiner Amtszeit zerschlugen sich die Reste dieser Hoffnung mit der Machtübernahme Donald Trumps, den Ta-Nehisi Coates als "Amerikas ersten weißen Präsidenten" bezeichnet: ein Mann, dessen politische Existenz in der Abgrenzung zu Obama besteht. Coates zeichnet ein bestechend kluges und leidenschaftliches Porträt der Obama-Ära und ihres Vermächtnisses – ein essenzielles Werk zum Verständnis der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der USA, von einem Autor, dessen eigene Geschichte jener acht Jahre von einem Arbeitsamt in Harlem bis ins Oval Office führte, wo er den Präsidenten interviewte.

Der Amerikanische Bürgerkrieg

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644106517

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 1524

Mit über 700 000 gefallenen Soldaten war der Amerikanische Bürgerkrieg blutiger und verlustreicher als alle Kriege zusammen, die die USA seither geführt haben. Und was seine Brutalität und Totalität angeht, nahm er sogar die Schrecken des Ersten Weltkriegs vorweg. Für John Keegan, laut New York Times «der originellste Militärhistoriker der Gegenwart», ist dieser Konflikt schlichtweg der erste moderne Krieg und zugleich «der wichtigste ideologische Kampf der Weltgeschichte». In seinem Buch schildert er nicht nur die Vorgeschichte des Bürgerkriegs, die großen Ereignisse und Schlachten und welche Folgen sie hatten – er widmet sich genauso den Protagonisten wie Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee oder Ulysses Grant. Dabei geht es ihm neben der profunden militärhistorischen Analyse auch um die politischen Dimensionen und die menschlichen Erschütterungen. Nicht zuletzt beschäftigt ihn die Frage, wie es möglich war, dass ein Land, das so sehr auf Konsens gebaut ist wie die Vereinigten Staaten, von einem tödlichen Bruderkonflikt zerrissen wurde. Ein Standardwerk, das eine Lücke schließt.

Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats

Im Anschluß an Lewis H. Morgan's Forschungen (Classic Reprint)

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780484093385

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 214

View: 3700

Excerpt from Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats: Im Anschluß an Lewis H. Morgan's Forschungen S"meine 2lrbeit hat oerfdriehne llebertragungen in fremhe 6prachen erfahren 3uerft italienifch: L'ongme della fam1glia, della propr1etä. Pnvata e delle stato, vers10ne riveduta dall' autore, ch Pasquale Martignetti; Benevento 1885. (R)ann rumanifch: Or1g1na fanule1, propr1etatei private 31 a statului, traducere de Joan Nadegde, in her Saffher 8dtfchri'ft Contem poranul, @epternber 1885 biß 9jiai 1886. Hänifch Fannljens, Pr1vategendommens og Statens Oprindelse' Dansk, af Forfatteren gennemgaaet Udgave, besorget af Gerson Trier. Kobenhavn 1888. Q3ine frangöfifche 11eberfet;ung bon Egenri 8'iadé' her hie gegeniohrtige heutfche 9lußgabe 511 @rnnhe liegt, ift unter her ltreffe.23iß 5um Qiufang her fech5iger 8ahre fann von einer (sie fchichte her %}anrilie nicht hie 9iehe fern. Sie hrftorißhe 26iffen fchaft ftanh auf hiefem @ebiet noch gang, unter hem 6'iiifliiife her fünf 23ücher 9)iofiß. (R)ie harin anßführhdnr alß anher - zuoo ge fchilherte patriarchalrfche C{familienform murhe nicht nur ohne 233eitereß alß hie ältefte angenommen, fonhern inah nach 911) gug her 23ielmeiberei mit her heutigen burgerlhhen ihentifigirt, fo haß eigentlich hie C{yamilie überhaupt feine gefchidn liche @ntmidflung hurchgemacht hatte; hochftenß gab man 511, haß in her llr5eit eine fl3eriohe gefchlechtlicher E)iegellofigieit beftanheu haben fönne. 2lllerhingß tannte man außer her Gruselehe und; hie orientalifche 23ielmeiberei unh hie inhifch=trbetanifdn 231el: männerei; aber hiefe brei i}ormen ließen fich nicht in eine hiftorifdre älieihenfolge orhnen unh figurirten 5ufanrmenhangßloß neben em auber. (c)aß bei em5elnen Qäöllern her alten (8eßhichte, foune bei einigen noch egiftirenhen 28ilhen, hie 9lbftannnung nicht vom 23ater, fonhern bon her ediutter gerechnet, alfo hie merblrehe 33inre alß hie allein gültige angefehn murhe; haß bei oielen heutigen 23iilfern hie Che innerhalb beftimmter größerer, harnalß nicht näher unterfuchter (8ruppen verboten ift, 'unh haß hiefe Sitte fich in allen qbelttheilen finhet hiefe £hatfachen maren 5mar befannt unh eß murhen immer mehr 23eifpiele haoon gefanunelt. 2lber man mußte nichtß hamit anaufangen, unh felbft noch in $hlor'ß Researches into the Early Hrstory of Mankmd ze. 2c (1865) figuriren fie alß bloße fonherbare (c)ebr_äuche neben hem bei einigen 28ilhen geltenhen 23erbot, brennenheß (c)olg mit einem 6;n'en merfaeug 511 berühren, unh ahnlichen religiö[email protected] About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Krankheit im Labor

Robert Koch und die medizinische Bakteriologie

Author: Christoph Gradmann

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783892449225

Category: Medical bacteriology

Page: 376

View: 1831

Napoleon I. - Tagebuch von St. Helena

Zweiter Band

Author: Emmanuel Augustin Dieudonné de Las Cases

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925039657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 4609