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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

American Civil WarsThe United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

Don H. Doyle (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631097
eISBN:
9781469631110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631097.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

American Civil Wars takes readers away from battlefields and sectional divides to view the conflict from outside the national arena. Contributors to this volume position the conflict squarely in the ... 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

The Battle of Peach Tree CreekHood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634197
eISBN:
9781469634210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634197.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced the ... 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

Bonds of Union"Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Bridget Ford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This history of the Civil War era reveals how unexpected bonds of union forged among diverse peoples in the Ohio-Kentucky borderlands furthered emancipation through a period of spiraling chaos, ... More

The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era

The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era

Mark E. Neely Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829868
eISBN:
9781469604909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876947_neely
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Did preoccupations with family and work crowd out interest in politics in the nineteenth century, as some have argued? Arguing that social historians have gone too far in concluding that Americans ... More

The Bravest of the BraveThe Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur

The Bravest of the Brave: The Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur

George G. Kundahl (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833735
eISBN:
9781469604022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895702_kundahl
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, Stephen Dodson Ramseur rose meteorically through the military ranks. Graduating from West Point in 1860, he joined the Confederate army as a captain, and, ... More

Braxton BraggThe Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s reputation has suffered ever since the Civil War. The most-hated man of the Confederacy was blamed for lost battles and branded as a chief cause of Confederate ... More

Burying the Dead but Not the PastLadies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Caroline E. Janney

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831762
eISBN:
9781469602226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882702_janney
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve the remains of Confederate soldiers. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and ... More

Cecelia and FannyThe Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Brad Asher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1846, Cecelia, a 15-year-old slave girl traveled to Niagara Falls with her young Louisville mistress, Frances “Fanny” Thruston Ballard. During their stay, Cecelia made the bold decision to escape, ... More

ChancellorsvilleThe Battle and Its Aftermath

Chancellorsville: The Battle and Its Aftermath

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807822753
eISBN:
9781469602400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835906_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A variety of important but lesser-known dimensions of the Chancellorsville campaign of spring 1863 are explored in this collection of eight original essays. Departing from the traditional focus on ... More

Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War is a much plumbed area of scholarship, so much so that at times it seems there is no further work to be done in the field. However, the experience of children and youth during that ... More

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