Fort Pillow, a Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory

Hardcover (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$18.80
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.10
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 65%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $11.10   
  • New (1) from $79.26   
  • Used (7) from $11.10   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$79.26
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(862)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

At the now-peaceful spot of Tennessee's Fort Pillow State Historic Area, a horrific incident in the nation's bloodiest war occurred on April 12, 1864. Just as a high bluff in the park offers visitors a panoramic view of the Mississippi River, John Cimprich's absorbing book covers the entire history of Fort Pillow, including its construction by Confederates, its capture and occupation by Federals, the massacre, and ongoing debates surrounding that affair. He sets the scene for the carnage by describing the social conflicts in federally occupied areas between secessionists and unionists as well as between blacks and whites. Cimprich concludes that racism was at the heart of the Fort Pillow massacre and shows how Major General Nathan B. Forrest attacked the garrison with a force outnumbering the Federals roughly 1,500 to 600. A breakdown of Confederate discipline resulted and the 65 percent death toll for black unionists was approximately twice that for white unionists.

In a careful reconstruction of the assault, Cimprich balances vivid firsthand reports with a judicious narrative and analysis of events. Fort Pillow, a Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory provides a valuable perspective on the massacre and, through it, on the war and the world in which it occurred.

John Cimprich, the author of Slavery's End in Tennessee, 1861—1865, is a professor of history at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
"This is a thorough, well-researched, and balanced book. Cimprich's exhaustive analysisof the entire documentary record should end debate on the historical reality of the Fort Pillow Massacre. But the author is at his most innovative when he uses social and cultural history methods to reveal intriguing new facets of a topic some might have thought exhausted. This work is not only a study of a battlefield atrocity but is also a significant addition to the growing literature on the Civil War at the community level." — Journal of Southern History
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807131107
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Series: Conflicting Worlds Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Cimprich, the author of Slavery's End in Tennessee, 1861—1865, is a professor of history at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Map of Mid-Mississippi Valley 1

Map of Fort Pillow in 1864 2

Chapter 1 The Fort's Beginnings 3

Chapter 2 The Federal Attack 14

Chapter 3 Military Life at the Fort 38

Chapter 4 The First Federal Garrison 49

Chapter 5 The Last Garrison and the Massacre 70

Chapter 6 The Massacre's Aftermath 86

Chapter 7 Public Memory and Fort Pillow 108

Appendix A Tables 125

Appendix B Compiling Data for Table 7 130

Notes 133

Bibliography 167

Index 185

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)