Fighting Words: An Illustrated History of Newspaper Accounts of the Civil War

Fighting Words: An Illustrated History of Newspaper Accounts of the Civil War

by Andrew S. Coopersmith

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ISBN-13: 9781595581419
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 09/25/2006
Pages: 325
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew S. Coopersmith received his PhD in history from Harvard University. He lives in Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

List of Newspapers Citedix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: This Is a War of Opinionxiii
Part 1Why They Fought
Chapter 1First Shots3
Chapter 2Freedoms Worth Fighting For25
Chapter 3Slavery Alone Is the Cause of All the Trouble47
Part 2Confronting the Enemy
Chapter 4War and Rumors of War: Manassas, 186167
Chapter 5Occupied and Dishonored: New Orleans, 186285
Part 3The Emancipation Proclamation
Chapter 6Emancipation in Northern Eyes103
Chapter 7Emancipation in Southern Eyes123
Chapter 8Blacks in Union Blue139
Part 4Points of Crisis
Chapter 9If We Are Subjugated We Will Do It Ourselves157
Chapter 10We Are Now in the Great Crisis of the War175
Chapter 11A Perfect Reign of Terror193
Part 5The Confederacy Undone
Chapter 12Smashing Things to the Sea, and Onward211
Chapter 13We Must Employ Slavery If We Expect to Perpetuate Slavery231
Part 6Endings and Beginnings
Chapter 14In the Loss of Lee, They Lose Everything247
Chapter 15The Greatest Crime of Modern Times265
Chapter 16From War to Peace283
Notes301
Index313

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