[PDF Download] Battle Cry Of Freedom

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Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199743902
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 952
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

[PDF Download] Political Pamphlets 1876 1888

Political Pamphlets  1876 1888 PDF
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Category : Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Languages : en
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[PDF Download] Literature Of The Republic 1788 1890

Literature of the republic  1788 1890 PDF
Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman
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Size: 38.98 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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[PDF Download] Pen Pictures Of The War

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Size: 69.23 MB
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Category : Electronic book
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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[PDF Download] Songs Of The Soldiers

Songs of the Soldiers PDF
Author: Frank Moore
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Size: 74.13 MB
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Category : Etats-Unis
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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[PDF Download] Anecdotes Poetry And Incidents Of The War

Anecdotes  Poetry  and Incidents of the War PDF
Author: Frank Moore
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Size: 23.42 MB
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Category : NON-CLASSIFIABLE
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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Published shortly after the end of the American Civil War, this book is unusual in that it contains poems, songs and incidents (humorous and not) from both sides of the conflict. It adds a great deal of humanity to the overwhelming historical events of the Civil War. It is full of tales of military rabbit hunts, Irish women smuggling brandy flasks in chickens, and ribald jests and ungentlemanly jokes. It contains a touching account of a former slave's first free Christmas, heart rending narratives of widows and orphans, and countless tales of heroism. The tales of heroism often provide the most grisly detail, such as "My mouth was full of blood, fragments of teeth and gravel, my breast-bone almost broken in and I lay in mud almost two inches deep." This is a book you can dip into anywhere and come away with a new understanding of the human spirit and the strength, humour and courage it took to survive terrible times.