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Ordeal by fire : the Civil War and Reconstruction, James M. McPherson

Label
Ordeal by fire : the Civil War and Reconstruction
Title
Ordeal by fire
Title remainder
the Civil War and Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Civil War is the central event in the American historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 preserved this creation from destruction and determined, in large measure, what sort of nation it would be. The war settled two fundamental issues for the United States: whether it was to be a nation with a sovereign national government, or a dissoluble confederation of sovereign states; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men are created with an equal right to liberty, was to continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world. The Constitution of 1789 had left these issues unresolved. By 1861 there was no way around them; one way or another, a solution had to be found. - Preface
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPherson, James M
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468
LC item number
.M23 1982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
  • Reconstruction
  • Geschichte 1865-1877
Label
Ordeal by fire : the Civil War and Reconstruction, James M. McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 657-694
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue : The setting of conflict -- Part one : The coming of war. American modernization, 1800-1860 -- The antebellum South -- The ideological conflict over slavery -- Texas, Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850 -- Filibusters, fugitives, and nativists -- Kansas and the rise of the Republican Party -- The deepening crisis, 1857-1859 -- The critical year, 1859-1860 -- Secession and the coming of war -- Part two : The Civil War. A brothers' war : the Upper South -- Mobilizing for war -- The balance sheet of war -- The war at home and abroad -- The springtime of Northern hope -- Jackson and Lee strike back -- Slavery and the war : Northern politics, 1861-1862 -- The first turning point : Antietam and emancipation -- The winter of Northern discontent -- The second turning point : Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga -- War issues and politics in 1863 -- Behind the lines -- Wartime reconstruction and freedmen -- Military stalemate, 1864 -- The third turning point : the reelection of Lincoln -- The end of the Confederacy -- Part three : Reconstruction. The problems of peace -- The origins of "radical" Reconstruction -- Reconstruction and the crisis of impeachment -- The first Grant administration -- The Southern question, 1869-1872 -- Social and economic Reconstruction -- The retreat from Reconstruction -- The new South -- Epilogue
  • pt. 1. The coming of war -- pt. 2. The Civil War -- pt. 3. Reconstruction
Control code
7652931
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 694, xxxii pages
Isbn
9780394312064
Lccn
81011832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)7652931
Label
Ordeal by fire : the Civil War and Reconstruction, James M. McPherson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 657-694
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue : The setting of conflict -- Part one : The coming of war. American modernization, 1800-1860 -- The antebellum South -- The ideological conflict over slavery -- Texas, Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850 -- Filibusters, fugitives, and nativists -- Kansas and the rise of the Republican Party -- The deepening crisis, 1857-1859 -- The critical year, 1859-1860 -- Secession and the coming of war -- Part two : The Civil War. A brothers' war : the Upper South -- Mobilizing for war -- The balance sheet of war -- The war at home and abroad -- The springtime of Northern hope -- Jackson and Lee strike back -- Slavery and the war : Northern politics, 1861-1862 -- The first turning point : Antietam and emancipation -- The winter of Northern discontent -- The second turning point : Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga -- War issues and politics in 1863 -- Behind the lines -- Wartime reconstruction and freedmen -- Military stalemate, 1864 -- The third turning point : the reelection of Lincoln -- The end of the Confederacy -- Part three : Reconstruction. The problems of peace -- The origins of "radical" Reconstruction -- Reconstruction and the crisis of impeachment -- The first Grant administration -- The Southern question, 1869-1872 -- Social and economic Reconstruction -- The retreat from Reconstruction -- The new South -- Epilogue
  • pt. 1. The coming of war -- pt. 2. The Civil War -- pt. 3. Reconstruction
Control code
7652931
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 694, xxxii pages
Isbn
9780394312064
Lccn
81011832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)7652931

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