books about: 1861-1865
Holt McDougal Library: What They Fought For 1861-1865 Grades 9-12
In Battle Cry Of Freedom , James M. McPherson presented a fascinating, concise general history of the defining American conflict. With What They Fought For , he focuses his considerable talents on what motivated the individual soldier to fight. In an exceptional and highly original Civil War analysis, McPherson draws on the letters and diaries of nearly one thousand Union and Confederate soldiers, giving voice to the ...
Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation, 1861-1865
William K. Klingaman
In this comprehensive account of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, William K. Klingaman takes a fresh look at what is arguably the most controversial reform in American history. Taking the reader from Lincoln's inauguration through the Civil War to his tragic assassination, it uncovers the complex political and psychological pressures facing Lincoln in his consideration of the slavery question, including his decision to issue the ...
What They Fought for 1861-1865
James M. McPherson
Random House Inc
An analysis of the Civil War, drawing on letters and diaries by more than one thousand soldiers, gives voice to the personal reasons behind the war, offering insight into the ideology that shaped both sides. Reprint. Title: What They Fought for 1861-1865 Author: McPherson, James M. Publisher: Random House Inc Publication Date: 1995/05/01 Number of Pages: 88 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 94038423
The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865
Emory M. Thomas
“ The Confederate Nation has yet to be superseded as the standard title on the subject. ” — Journal of Southern History , 2007 “Incisive and insightful…. As good a short history of the Southern war effort was we have.” —T. Harry Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln and His Generals Emory M. Thomas’s critically acclaimed chronicle of the Confederacy remains widely recognized as the standard history of the South ...
Blockaders, Refugees, and Contrabands: Civil War on Florida'S Gulf Coast, 1861-1865 (Alabama Fire Ant)
George E. Buker
Fire Ant Books
Chronicles the role of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron as an important Federal contingent in Florida. "[Buker] argues that the presence of Union sailors and their extensive contacts ashore did serious damage to home-front morale and retarded Florida's value as a component of the rebel war machine. Since the state's long coastlines made it a ready target for a naval cordon, its commercial life suffered beginning in 1861 and deteriorated ...
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
W. W. Norton & Company
Winner of the Lincoln Prize. “Oakes brilliantly succeeds in [clarifying] the aims of the war with a wholly new perspective.”—David Brion Davis, New York Review of Books Freedom National is a groundbreaking history of emancipation that joins the political initiatives of Lincoln and the Republicans in Congress with the courageous actions of Union soldiers and runaway slaves in the South. It shatters the widespread conviction that the ...
Confederate Carbines & Musketoons, Cavalry Small Arms manufactured in and for the Southern Confederacy ...
John M. Murphy
The War Between the States wrought rapid and impressive change throughout the formerly agrarian South. With the coming of that conflict, factories and foundries that had long been engaged in making plows and farm tools suddenly found themselves gearing up to produce the implements of war. In this new book many heretofore mis-attributed Confederate arms are now correctly identified as to maker, and for the first time in print Confederate ...
The Civil War Day By Day; an Almanac, 1861-1865
"In all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one," says Bruce Catton. Never before has such a stunning body of facts dealing with the war been gathered together in one place and presented in a coherent, useful, day-by-day narrative. And never before have statistics revealed human suffering of such heroic and tragic magnitude. The text begins in November, 1860, and ends with the conclusion of ...
North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster (Volume XIX: Miscellaneous Battalions and Companies)
Matthew M. Brown and Michael W. Coffey
North Carolina Office of Archives and History
Volume XIX of North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster contains the unit histories and troop rosters for 6 battalions and 25 independent companies of North Carolina troops. The battalions included are Avery's, Hahr's, McLean's, Mallett's, the Salisbury Prison Guard Battalion, and Clark's Special Battalion Militia. Mallett's fought in the December 1862 Battle of Kinston. Clark's was assembled to assist in the defense of New Bern in March ...
The New York Times The Complete Civil War 1861-1865
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
The Civil War as you've never experienced it before, through original, first-hand reportage of The New York Times , the country's newspaper of record. Available for the first time in a unique book/DVD package The New York Times , established in 1851, was one of the few newspapers with correspondents on the front lines throughout the Civil War. The Complete Civil War collects every article written about the war from 1861 to 1865, plus ...
Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 A Political History of Slavery in the United States Together With a ...
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Fighting for Time (The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 4)
National Historical Society
Jacket tear, else VG
A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865
Russell F. Weigley
Indiana University Press
A Great Civil War is a major new interpretation of the events which continue to dominate the American imagination and identity nearly 150 years after the war’s end. In personal as well as historical terms, more even than the war for independence, the Civil War has been the defining experience of American democracy. A lifelong student of both strategy and tactics, Weigley also brings to his account a deep understanding of the importance of ...
Embattled Confederacy: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 3 (The Image of War, 1861-1865, V. 3)
National Historical Society
Used Book but in great shape. Looks to be new, but I can't verify that.
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
James M. McPherson
The University of North Carolina Press
Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because the represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters , James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the ...
Abraham Lincoln (The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865)
George S. McGovern
America’s greatest president, who rose to power in the country’s greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation’s wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own ...
History of the Civil War, 1861-1865
James Ford Rhodes
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1917, this volume is widely regarded as the first unbiased history of the Civil War and one of the best single-volume studies. It is remarkable for its scholarly research, objectivity, and engrossing narrative style. "Well worthy of the welcome." — American Historical Review . Index. Notes. 2 maps. New introduction.
The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim’s Progress and Othello. As an anthology ...
Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865: A Riveting Account of a Bloody Chapter in ...
Indiana University Press
"[A] thorough and comprehensive study of this tragic, almost forgotten episode of American history." —History "What Sherman did in Georgia and Sheridan in the Valley pales in comparison. This study truly shows the horrible cost inherent in any civil war." —Civil War Courier "[A] well written and compelling account of an aspect of the Civil War which has not received sufficient attention." —Southern Historian "Compelling..." ...
Ships of the Civil War 1861-1865: An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the ...
The Civil war may be mainly remembered for its infamous land battles, such as Gettsyburg, Manassas, and Shiloh, but its naval engagements announced a new kind of naval warfare, with the first-time use of ironclads, submarines, and torpedoes, and the introduction of newer and more powerful naval artillery. The conflict saw the use of paddle-driven river boats, steam warships, ram ships, sloops, cruisers, and the development of new ironclad ships ...
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