The Blessed Place of Freedom: Europeans in Civil War America

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A 40-year veteran of US international agencies, Mahin presents his second book on the international dimensions of the Civil War. In a combination of ethnic and topical chapters, he explores the reactions of individual European immigrants, volunteers, and observers in the North and South. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A 40-year veteran of US international agencies, Mahin presents his second book on the international dimensions of the Civil War. In a combination of ethnic and topical chapters, he explores the reactions of individual European immigrants, volunteers, and observers in the North and South. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A 40-year veteran of US international agencies, Mahin presents his second book on the international dimensions of the Civil War. In a combination of ethnic and topical chapters, he explores the reactions of individual European immigrants, volunteers, and observers in the North and South. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781574884845
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Decisive Elements in the Coming Struggle: Europeans in the North: 1856-1861 1
2 Show Yourselves Worthy of Freedom: Germans in the North 11
3 Plant That Flag on Fort and Crag: Irish in the North 21
4 Putting Down This Awful Rebellion: Britons in the North 29
5 A Fine Appearance: French in the North 39
6 For the Sake of Right and Freedom: Other Europeans in the North 43
7 The Replenishing Stream: European Immigration during the Civil War 51
8 The Seeds of Discord Had Been Thickly Sown: Europeans in the South: An Introduction 59
9 Friends, Brothers, and Neighbors: Germans in the South 65
10 They Caught the Spirit of the Community: Irish in the South 77
11 Duty to Cause and Country: Britons in the South 85
12 Until the Land Is Blessed with Peace: French and Other Europeans in the South 97
13 To Ogle the President: Two Presidents 105
14 A Head Capable of Managing Great Armies: The War in the East: 1861-1862 111
15 The Valley of the Shadow of Death: Chancellorsville and Gettysburg: 1863 125
16 Vicksburg Has Fallen!: The War in the West: 1861-1863 135
17 The Zeal and Bravery of Citizen Soldiers: Union and Confederate Armies 141
18 A Bold and Daring Enterprise: Naval Dimensions of the Civil War 155
19 Will Europe Ever Recognize the Confederacy?: Union and Confederate Relations with Britain: 1861-1863 165
20 This Abominable Institution: Slavery and Emancipation 179
21 With the Sublimity of Genius, or of Madness: Gettysburg to Atlanta: 1863-1864 191
22 This Turbulent Democracy: The Presidential Election of 1864 199
23 America Has Felt Her Strength: International Issues: 1863-1865 205
24 A Thunderclap from the Blue Sky: Atlanta to Appomattox: 1864-1865 215
25 Conclusions 221
App. I European-born Commanders in the Union Army 225
App. II European-born Commanders in the Confederate Army 241
Notes 247
Bibliography 277
Index 287
About the Author 299
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