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
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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

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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