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

Overview

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

Prologue: The Setting of Conflict

Part One: The Coming of War

Chapter One: American Modernization, 1800-1860

Chapter Two: The Antebellum South

Chapter Three: The Ideological Conflict over Slavery

Chapter Four: Texas, Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850

Chapter Five: Filibusters, Fugitives, and Nativists

Chapter Six: Kansas and the Rise of the Republican Party

Chapter Seven: The Deepening Crisis, 1857-1859

Chapter Eight: The Critical Year, 1859-1860

Chapter Nine: Secession and the Coming of War

Part Two: The Civil War

Chapter Ten: A Brothers’ War: The Upper South

Chapter Eleven: Mobilizing for War

Chapter Twelve: The Balance Sheet of War

Chapter Thirteen: The War at Home and Abroad

Chapter Fourteen: The Springtime of Northern Hope

Chapter Fifteen: Jackson and Lee Strike Back

Chapter Sixteen: Slavery and the War: Northern Politics, 1861-1862

Chapter Seventeen: The First Turning Point: Antietam and Emancipation

Chapter Eighteen: The Winter of Northern Discontent

Chapter Nineteen: The Second Turning Point: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga

Chapter Twenty: War Issues and Politics in 1863

Chapter Twenty-One: Behind the Lines

Chapter Twenty-Two: Wartime Reconstruction and the Freedpeople

Chapter Twenty-Three: Military Stalemate, 1864

Chapter Twenty-Four: The Third Turning Point: The Election of 1864

Chapter Twenty-Five: The End of theConfederacy

Part Three: Reconstruction

Chapter Twenty-Six: The Problems of Peace

Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Origins of “Radical Reconstruction”

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Reconstruction and the Crisis of Impeachment

Chapter Twenty-Nine: The First Grant Administration

Chapter Thirty: The Southern Question, 1869-1872

Chapter Thirty-One: Social and Economic Reconstruction

Chapter Thirty-Two: The Retreat from Reconstruction

Chapter Thirty-Three: The New South Epilogue






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