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Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction / Edition 4
     

Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction / Edition 4

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by James McPherson, James Hogue, Hogue James
 

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ISBN-10: 0073385557

ISBN-13: 9780073385556

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Ordeal by Fire blends the most up-to-date scholarship with interpretations based on decades of teaching, research, and writing, to tell an important story--that of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led

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Ordeal by Fire blends the most up-to-date scholarship with interpretations based on decades of teaching, research, and writing, to tell an important story--that of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. 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 fourth edition welcomes the addition of coauthor James Hogue of University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Hogue brings his Reconstruction expertise to the third section of the book, bringing more up-to-date scholarship and interpretations to the story of repairing a nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073385556
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
671
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(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 the Confederacy
Part Three: Reconstruction
Chapter Twenty-Six: The Problems of Peace
Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Origins of "RadicalReconstruction"
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Reconstruction and the Crisis of Impeachment
Chapter Twenty-Nine: The First Grant Administration
Chapter Thirty: The Making of the New Regime in the South, 1869-1872
Chapter Thirty-One: Social and Economic Reconstruction
Chapter Thirty-Two: The Retreat from Reconstruction
Chapter Thirty-Three: The New SouthEpilogue

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