Inside The White House In War Times

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BCR's Shelf2Life American Civil War Collection is a unique and exciting collection of pre-1923 titles focusing on the American Civil War and the people and events surrounding it. From memoirs and biographies of notable military figures to firsthand accounts of famous battles and in-depth discussions of slavery, this collection is a remarkable opportunity for scholars and historians to rediscover the experience and impact of the Civil War. The volumes contained in the collection were all written within 60 years of...
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Overview

BCR's Shelf2Life American Civil War Collection is a unique and exciting collection of pre-1923 titles focusing on the American Civil War and the people and events surrounding it. From memoirs and biographies of notable military figures to firsthand accounts of famous battles and in-depth discussions of slavery, this collection is a remarkable opportunity for scholars and historians to rediscover the experience and impact of the Civil War. The volumes contained in the collection were all written within 60 years of the end of the war, which means that most authors had living memory of it and were facing the effects of the war while writing. These firsthand accounts allow the modern reader to more fully understand the culture of both the Union and Confederacy, the politics that governed the escalation and end of the war, the personal experience of life during the Civil War, and the most difficult and polarizing question in the history of the United States: slavery. The American Civil War Collection allows new readers access to the contemporary arguments and accounts surrounding the war, and is a vital new tool in understanding this important and pivotal chapter in American history.
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Of the three secretaries who assisted President Lincoln, only Stoddard, a journalist and author of children's fiction, wrote an extended memoir about his time in the executive mansion. First published in 1890, the account vividly depicts the president's reaction to the defeats at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the difficulties encountered by Mary Lincoln, the president's relations with Civil War generals, and the anxiety preceding the 's epic battle. Includes 13 essays on Lincoln and the White House originally published in an obscure New York newspaper. Burlingame teaches history at Connecticut College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781113318930
  • Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
  • Publication date: 7/18/2009
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author


William O. Stoddard was a journalist and an author of boys’ fiction. Michael Burlingame, a history professor at Connecticut College, is the author or editor of several books on Abraham Lincoln, including A Reporter’s Lincoln (Nebraska 1998).
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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Pt. 1 Inside the White House in War Times 1
Opening the Door 3
Persons and Papers 11
Weapons and War Ships 19
Gifts and Visitors 26
The Critics and the Gamblers 33
Bronzes and Earthworks 40
The Reception 47
A Variety of Uniforms 54
The Two Chieftains 61
The Monitor and the Union League 68
The Capitol and the Future 75
Sentries and Passes 82
A Battle Summer 89
The Echoes of the Proclamation 96
Realities and the Drama 103
A Vigil and a Victory 110
July 4th, 1863 117
The Contrabands and the New Captain 121
Pictures and Reports 127
There Is an End of All Things 134
Pt. 2 White House Sketches 141
Notes 203
Index 221
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