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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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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)

About the Author

James M. McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History at Princeton University where he has taught since 1962. He received his BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1958 and his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and a Scaver Institute Fellow at the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California. In 1999, McPherson received the Public Humanities Award of the New Jersey Council of the Humanities.

A leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author, McPherson has written many books including most recently, What They Fought For, 1861-1865 (1994), Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War (1996), For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (1997), and Is Blood Thicker Than Water? Crises of Modern Nationalism (1998).

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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