Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction / Edition 3

Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction / Edition 3

by James M. McPherson, James Hogue
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072317361

ISBN-13: 9780072317367

Pub. Date: 06/30/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led to a unique, tragic, and transitional event in American history. The third edition incorporates recent scholarship and addresses renewed areas of interest in the Civil War/Reconstruction era including the…  See more details below

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Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led to a unique, tragic, and transitional event in American history. The third edition incorporates recent scholarship and addresses renewed areas of interest in the Civil War/Reconstruction era including the motivations and experiences of common soldiers and the role of women in the war effort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072317367
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/30/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: The Setting of Conflict
Pt. 1The Coming of War
Ch. 1American Modernization, 1800-1860
Ch. 2The Antebellum South
Ch. 3The Geological Conflict over Slavery
Ch. 4Texas, Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850
Ch. 5Filibusterers, Fugitives, and Nativists
Ch. 6Kansas and the Rise of the Republican Party
Ch. 7The Deepening Crisis, 1857-1859
Ch. 8The Critical Year, 1859-1860
Ch. 9Secession and the Coming of War
Part One Timeline
The Civil War
Ch. 10A Brothers' War: The Upper South
Ch. 11Mobilizing for War
Ch. 12The Balance Sheet of War
Ch. 13The War at Home and Abroad
Ch. 14The Springtime of Northern Hope
Ch. 15Jackson and Lee Strike Back
Ch. 16Slavery and the War: Northern Politics, 1861-1862
Ch. 17The First Turning Point: Antietam and Emancipation
Ch. 18The Winter of Northern Discontent
Ch. 19The Second Turning Point: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga
Ch. 20War Issues and Politics in 1863
Ch. 21Behind the Lines
Ch. 22Wartime Reconstruction and the Freed-people
Ch. 23Military Stalemate, 1864
Ch. 24The Third Turning Point: The Election of 1864
Ch. 25The End of the Confederacy
Part Two Timeline
Pt. 3Reconstruction
Ch. 26The Problems of Peace
Ch. 27The Origins of "Radical" Reconstruction
Ch. 28Reconstruction and the Crisis of Impeachment
Ch. 29The First Grant Administration
Ch. 30The Southern Question, 1869-1872
Ch. 31Social and Economic Reconstruction
Ch. 32The Retreat from Reconstruction
Ch. 33The New South
Epilogue
Part Three Timeline
Glossary
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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