The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 378

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War

Rev. and updated ed. of: The Civil War and Reconstruction, 2001

The Making of a Confederate
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

The Making of a Confederate

Despite the advances of the civil rights movement, many white southerners cling to the faded glory of a romanticized Confederate past. In The Making of a Confederate, William L. Barney focuses on the life of one man, Walter Lenoir of North Carolina, to examine the origins of southern white identity alongside its myriad ambiguities and complexities.For Lenoir and many fellow Confederates, the war never really ended. As he tells this compelling story, Barney offers new insights into the ways that (selective) memory informs history; through Lenoir's life, readers learn how individual choices can transform abstract historical processes into concrete actions.

The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

The Civil War and Reconstruction

Entries describing the causes, events, weapons, leaders, and other developments of the Civil War and Reconstruction are accompanied by lists of dates and of museums and historic sites.

Flawed Victory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 215

Flawed Victory

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  • Published: 1980
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Battleground for the Union
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 356

Battleground for the Union

An examination of the Civil War era — the turbulent feelings, struggles, and events which defined American history between 1848 and 1877.

The Little Philosophy Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 108

The Little Philosophy Book

The Little Philosophy Book provides a concise and engaging introduction to deep and perennial philosophical questions. In a lively and accessible style, acclaimed author Robert C. Solomon leads students and other readers through an exploration of the self, the universe, and the nature of truthand morality, posing such questions as "Who are we, really?" "Why are we here?" and "How should we live?" The Little Philosophy Book begins with a quick tour of ancient philosophy that ranges from Socrates' Greece, to Vedic India, to Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist China, and to the Middle East. The book goes on to examine consciousness, from Descartes' "I think, therefore I am" to phenomenologyand the ...

The Secessionist Impulse
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 371

The Secessionist Impulse

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  • Published: 1974
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This is an outline of the economic crisis in the South based on the declining yields, increasing class stratification and higher slave prices. It supplies data on the property holdings and occupations of the elected representatives and finds the secessionists to be young, probably lawyers who were both ambitious and confident. Because the economic dislocation of the 1850s made people receptive to a rhetoric that emphasized conspiratorial abolitionists and almost paranoid fear of blacks and strangers, the politicians were able to persuade their constituents that a real crisis did exist and that secession was the only remedy.

The Passage of the Republic
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 429

The Passage of the Republic

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Secession Winter
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

Secession Winter

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  • Published: 2013-03-22
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Politicians and opinion leaders on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line struggled to formulate coherent responses to the secession of the deep South states. The Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in mid-April 1861 triggered civil war and the loss of four upper South states from the Union. The essays by three senior historians in Secession Winter explore the robust debates that preceded these events. For five months in the winter of 1860–1861, Americans did not know for certain that civil war was upon them. Some hoped for a compromise; others wanted a fight. Many struggled to understand what was happening to their country. Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, and Elizabeth R. Varon take approach...

The Secessionist Impulse
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 388

The Secessionist Impulse

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  • Published: 1974
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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