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Across the DivideUnion Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Steven J. Ramold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Union soldiers left home in 1861 with expectations that the conflict would be short, the purpose of the war was clear, and public support back home was universal. As the war continued, however, Union ... More

Act of JusticeLincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Burrus M. Carnahan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124636
eISBN:
9780813134871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would “have no lawful right” to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a ... More

Agriculture and the ConfederacyPolicy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

R. Douglas Hurt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book traces the decline and fall of agriculture in the Confederate States of America. The backbone of the southern economy, agriculture was a source of power that southerners believed would ... More

The Antietam Campaign

The Antietam Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824818
eISBN:
9781469602417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835913_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee ... More

As If an Enemy's CountryThe British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Richard Archer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. This book presents ... More

At the PrecipiceAmericans North and South during the Secession Crisis

At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Shearer Davis Bowman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Why did eleven slave states secede from the Union in 1860–61? Why did the eighteen free states loyal to the Union deny the legitimacy of secession, and take concrete steps after Fort Sumter to subdue ... More

Battle HymnsThe Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Christian McWhirter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835500
eISBN:
9781469601861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882627_mcwhirter
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy ... More

The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622415
eISBN:
9781469623221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622415.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign. Confederate forces under John Bell Hood desperately fought to stop William T. ... More

Belligerent MuseFive Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War

Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War

Stephen Cushman and Gary W. Gallagher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618777
eISBN:
9781469618791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618791.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

War destroys, but it is also inspires, stimulates, and creates. It is, in this way, a muse, and a powerful one at that. The American Civil War was a particularly prolific muse—inspiring countless ... More

Blue & Gray DiplomacyA History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations

Blue & Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations

Howard Jones

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833490
eISBN:
9781469604497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898574_jones
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives demonstrates that the consequences of the conflict between North and ... More

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