Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era / Edition 1

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era / Edition 1

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by James M. McPherson
     
 

Featuring a new Afterword by the author, this new paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom remains without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that filled the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the… See more details below

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Featuring a new Afterword by the author, this new paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom remains without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that filled the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195038637
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Series:
Oxford History of the United States Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
944
Sales rank:
130,200
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.95(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Prologue: From the Halls of Montezuma3
1The United States at Midcentury6
2Mexico Will Poison Us47
3An Empire for Slavery78
4Slavery, Rum, and Romanism117
5The Crime Against Kansas145
6Mudsills and Greasy Mechanics for A. Lincoln170
7The Revolution of 1860202
8The Counterrevolution of 1861234
9Facing Both Ways: The Upper South's Dilemma276
10Amateurs Go to War308
11Farewell to the Ninety Days' War339
12Blockade and Beachhead: the Salt-Water War, 1861-1862369
13The River War in 1862392
14The Sinews of War428
15Billy Yank's Chickahominy Blues454
16We Must Free the Slaves or Be Ourselves Subdued490
17Carry Me Back to Old Virginny511
18John Bull's Virginia Reel546
19Three Rivers in Winter, 1862-1863568
20Fire in the Rear591
21Long Remember: The Summer of '63626
22Johnny Reb's Chattanooga Blues666
23When This Cruel War Is Over689
24If It Takes All Summer718
25After Four Years of Failure751
26We Are Going To Be Wiped Off the Earth774
27South Carolina Must Be Destroyed807
28We Are All Americans831
Epilogue: To the Shoals of Victory853
Afterword863
Abbreviated Titles868
Bibliographic Note870
Index888

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