A People's Contest: The Union and Civil War, 1861-1865 / Edition 2

A People's Contest: The Union and Civil War, 1861-1865 / Edition 2

by Phillip Shaw Paludan, Phillip S. Paludan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700608125

ISBN-13: 9780700608126

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"This is essentially a People's contest. On the side of the Union, it is a struggle for maintaining in the world, that form, and substance of government, whose leading object is, to elevate the condition of men. . . . to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life."-Abraham Lincoln

Chosen by Civil War magazine as one of the 200 best books

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"This is essentially a People's contest. On the side of the Union, it is a struggle for maintaining in the world, that form, and substance of government, whose leading object is, to elevate the condition of men. . . . to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life."-Abraham Lincoln

Chosen by Civil War magazine as one of the 200 best books on the war, Phillip Paludan's acclaimed work was the first book since 1910 to describe in a single volume the multifaceted impacts of this tragic conflict on Northern society.

Weaving together insights from literature, law, politics, economics, diplomacy, and religion, Paludan shows how the North redefined itself as a modern nation through two monumental and inextricably linked events-the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. More than that, he brings this story to life through the lives and writings of the individuals, great and small, who experienced and influenced the events he describes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700608126
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Modern World Studies Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, with a New Preface
Pages:
524
Sales rank:
903,091
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.53(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Preface to Second Edition

Prologue

Part I: Learning War

1. Communities Go to War

2. Forging Foreign and Domestic Weapons

3. The Ways of Making War

4. The Dialogue of Politics, 1861-1862

Part II: Making War

5. Congress and the Capitalists

6. Congress and the Second "American System"

7. Agriculture and the Benefits of War

8. Industrial Workers and the Costs of War

9. The Meanings of Emancipation

10. The Dialogue of Politics: Loyalty and Unity, 1863-1864

Part III: Finding War's Meanings

11. World Images of War

12. Frankenstein and Everyman: Sherman, Grant, and Modern War

13. The Scars of War

14. The Coming of the Lord: Religion in the Civil War Era

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliographical Essay

Index

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