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Breaking the BlockadeThe Bahamas during the Civil War

Breaking the Blockade: The Bahamas during the Civil War

Charles D. Ross

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496831347
eISBN:
9781496831330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831347.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On April 16, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued a blockade of the Confederate coastline. The largely agrarian South did not have the industrial base to succeed in a protracted conflict. What it ... More

Storming VicksburgGrant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

Storming Vicksburg: Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469660172
eISBN:
9781469660196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660172.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book offers a detailed study of a pivotal phase in the Vicksburg campaign, after Ulysses S. Grant moved his Army of the Tennessee to the east side of the Mississippi River, defeated John C. ... More

Arguing until DoomsdayStephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Michael E. Woods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656397
eISBN:
9781469656410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656397.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As the sectional crisis gripped the United States, the rancor increasingly spread to the halls of Congress. Preston Brooks's frenzied assault on Charles Sumner was perhaps the most notorious evidence ... More

Confederate CitadelRichmond and Its People at War

Confederate Citadel: Richmond and Its People at War

Mary A. DeCredico

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179254
eISBN:
9780813179261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179254.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Richmond, Virginia, became the capital of the Confederate States of America in May 1861. From that point on, it would be the target of multiple Union “On to Richmond” campaigns. Richmond was ... More

An Environmental History of the Civil War

An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655383
eISBN:
9781469655406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655383.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This sweeping new history recognizes that the Civil War was not just a military conflict but also a moment of profound transformation in Americans' relationship to the natural world. To be sure, ... More

A Republic in the RanksLoyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Zachery A. Fry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654454
eISBN:
9781469654478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654454.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Union Army of the Potomac was a hotbed of political activity during the Civil War. It proved a source of constant frustration for Abraham Lincoln, and its commander, George B. McClellan, even ... More

Marriage on the BorderLove, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Allison Dorothy Fredette

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Not quite the Cotton Kingdom or the free labor North, the mid-nineteenth-century border South was a land in between. There, the clashing ideologies of this era—slavery and freedom, urban and rural, ... More

Men Is CheapExposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Men Is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Brian P. Luskey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654324
eISBN:
9781469654348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654324.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When a Civil War substitute broker told business associates that "Men is cheep here to Day," he exposed an unsettling contradiction at the heart of the Union's war effort. Despite Northerners' ... More

Martin R. Delany's Civil War and ReconstructionA Primary Source Reader

Martin R. Delany's Civil War and Reconstruction: A Primary Source Reader

Tunde Adeleke (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826633
eISBN:
9781496826688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826633.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Collectively the documents provide answers to the still unresolved existential question of Martin Delany historiography: Who was the real Martin Delany? Conflicting answers and interpretations ... More

Living by InchesThe Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Evan A. Kutzler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653785
eISBN:
9781469653808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

From battlefields, boxcars, and forgotten warehouses to notorious prison camps like Andersonville and Elmira, prisoners seemed to be everywhere during the American Civil War. Yet there is much we do ... More

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