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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book This Republic of Suffering in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThis Republic of Suffering. This book was released on 2008 with total page 346 pages. Book excerpt: Assesses the impact of the enormous carnage of the Civil War on every aspect of American life from a material, political, intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual perspective.

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ISBN 13: 9780807116067
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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book The Creation of Confederate Nationalism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Creation of Confederate Nationalism. This book was released on 1989-12-01 with total page 130 pages. Book excerpt: For decades, historians have debated the meaning and significance of Confederate nationalism and the role it played in the outcome of the Civil War. Yet they have paid little attention to the actual development and content of this Confederate ideology. In The Creation of Confederate Nationalism, Drew Gilpin Faust argues that coming to a fuller understanding of southern thought during the Civil War period offers a valuable refraction of the essential assumptions on which the Old South and the Confederacy were built. She shows the benefits of exploring Confederate nationalism “as the South’s commentary upon itself, as its effort to represent southern culture to the world at large, to history, and perhaps most revealingly, to its own people.”

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ISBN 13: 0807838527
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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book Confederate Women and Yankee Men in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TConfederate Women and Yankee Men. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 40 pages. Book excerpt: When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Gilpin Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain. In this UNC Press Short, excerpted from Mother's of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust explores the legendary hostility of Confederate women toward Yankee soldiers. From daily acts of belligerence to murder and espionage, these women struggled not only with the Yankee enemy in their midst but with the genteel ideal of white womanhood that was at odds with their wartime acts of resistance. UNC Press Civil War Shorts excerpt compelling, shorter narratives from selected best-selling books published by the University of North Carolina Press and present them as engaging, quick reads. Produced exclusively in ebook format, these shorts present essential concepts, defining moments, and concise introductions to topics. They are intended to stir the imagination and encourage further exploration of the original publications from which these works are drawn.

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Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download John Phillips book Ransoming Mathew Brady in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRansoming Mathew Brady. This book was released on 2010 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: In a series of oils, watercolours, and prose full of wit and wisdom and rich with historical allusion, John Ransom Phillips portrays the complexity of nineteenth-century photographer, Mathew Brady. The photographs Brady made have long served to illustrate an era in American history, most notably his portraits of Abraham Lincoln and the images from the Civil War battlefields he captured. Pairing these photographs with his own work, Phillips explores the career of this artist who wanted to make history: An ambitious half-blind man with blue-tinted glasses, straw hat and duster who had the genius to look beyond his thriving New York portrait studio to the battles of the Civil War and was one of the first photographers to shoot in the open air. Paradoxically, Brady sent assistants to photograph his most famous scenes, the battlefields at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Antietam, instructing them to re-arrange the dead to create images that would enhance public notions about death and dying. AUTHOR: John Ransom Phillips is an artist and author whose work has been exhibited internationally at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art in Chicago; Museo de Arte Moderne in Buenos Aires; the Fundacao de Arte e Cultural de Ubatuba in Sao Paolo, and Zamalek Gallery, Cairo. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and has been a faculty member of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. Alan Trachtenberg is The Neil Gray, Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Yale University, and the author of 'Reading American Photographs: Images as History, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans'(1989). 266 colour & 17 b/w illustrations

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Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN 13: 0307268586
Total Pages : 368 pages
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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book This Republic of Suffering in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThis Republic of Suffering. This book was released on 2008-01-08 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, nurses, northerners and southerners come together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality.

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 019937578X
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download James M. McPherson book The War That Forged a Nation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe War That Forged a Nation. This book was released on 2015-02-12 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact, five generations have passed, and Americans are still trying to measure the influence of the immense fratricidal conflict that nearly tore the nation apart. In The War that Forged a Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War remains so deeply embedded in our national psyche and identity. The drama and tragedy of the war, from its scope and size--an estimated death toll of 750,000, far more than the rest of the country's wars combined--to the nearly mythical individuals involved--Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson--help explain why the Civil War remains a topic of interest. But the legacy of the war extends far beyond historical interest or scholarly attention. Here, McPherson draws upon his work over the past fifty years to illuminate the war's continuing resonance across many dimensions of American life. Touching upon themes that include the war's causes and consequences; the naval war; slavery and its abolition; and Lincoln as commander in chief, McPherson ultimately proves the impossibility of understanding the issues of our own time unless we first understand their roots in the era of the Civil War. From racial inequality and conflict between the North and South to questions of state sovereignty or the role of government in social change--these issues, McPherson shows, are as salient and controversial today as they were in the 1860s. Thoughtful, provocative, and authoritative, The War that Forged a Nation looks anew at the reasons America's civil war has remained a subject of intense interest for the past century and a half, and affirms the enduring relevance of the conflict for America today.

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 1107084202
Total Pages : 293 pages
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Read and Download Craig Thompson Friend book Death and the American South in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeath and the American South. This book was released on 2015 with total page 293 pages. Book excerpt: Death and the American South is an edited collection of twelve never-before-published essays, featuring leading senior scholars as well as influential up-and-coming historians. The contributors use a variety of methodological approaches for their research and explore different parts of the South and varying themes in history.

Download U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317545214
Total Pages : 269 pages
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Read and Download Kelly Denton-Borhaug book U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TU.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation. This book was released on 2014-10-20 with total page 269 pages. Book excerpt: The military-industrial complex in the United States has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans. The U.S has created a culture in which sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war. This culture has been enabled because popular American Christian understandings of redemption rely so heavily on the sacrificial. 'U.S War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation' explores how the concept of Christian redemption has been manipulated to create a mentality of "necessary sacrifice". The study reveals the links between Christian notions of salvation and sacrifice and the aims of the military-industrial complex.

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ISBN 13: 1506474144
Total Pages : 289 pages
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Read and Download John Fanestil book One Life to Give in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOne Life to Give. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 289 pages. Book excerpt: One Life to Give explores martyrdom from its classical and Christian origins to the onset of the Revolutionary War. Fanestil shows how martyrdom animated many personal commitments to American independence, and thereby to the war. Understanding the role of martyrdom helps the reader grasp the origins of the American Revolution.

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ISBN 13: 1786837560
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Jimmy Packham book Gothic Utterance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGothic Utterance. This book was released on 2021-06-15 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: The Gothic has always been interested in strange utterances and unsettling voices – from half-heard ghostly murmurings and the admonitions of the dead, to the terrible cries of the monstrous nonhuman. Gothic Utterance is the first book-length study of the role played by such voices in the Gothic tradition, exploring their prominence and importance in the American literature produced between the Revolutionary War and the close of the nineteenth century. The book argues that the American Gothic foregrounds the overpowering affect and distressing significations of the voices of the dead, dying, abjected, marginalised or nonhuman, in order to undertake a sustained interrogation of what it means to be and speak as an American in this period. The American Gothic imagines new forms of relation between speaking subjects, positing more inclusive and expansive kinds of community, while also emphasising the ethical demands attending our encounters with Gothic voices. The Gothic suggests that how we choose to hear and respond to these voices says much about our relationship with the world around us, its inhabitants – dead or otherwise – and the limits of our own subjectivity and empathy.

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ISBN 13: 1781384266
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download David Seed book Life and Limb in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLife and Limb. This book was released on 2015-06-19 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: A fascinating collection of primary sources on medical experiences in the US Civil War.

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ISBN 13: 0300214685
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Read and Download Kirk Savage book The Civil War in Art and Memory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Civil War in Art and Memory. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 293 pages. Book excerpt: "Proceedings of the symposium "The Civil War in Art and Memory," organized by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, and sponsored by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The symposium was held November 8-9, 2013, in Washington."

Download A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood PDF

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ISBN 13: 0190902795
Total Pages : 393 pages
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Read and Download James P. Byrd book A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 393 pages. Book excerpt: "In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln said both North and South 'read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.' Lincoln quoted several biblical texts in this address--which, according to Frederick Douglass, 'sounded more like a sermon than a state paper.' The Bible, as Lincoln's famous speech illustrated, saturated the Civil War. In this book, James Byrd offers the most thorough analysis yet of how Americans enlisted scripture to fight the Civil War. As Byrd reveals in this insightful narrative, no book was more important to the Civil War than the Bible. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and beyond, the Bible was the nation's most read and most respected book. It brought to mind sacred history and sacrifice. It presented a drama of salvation and damnation, of providence and judgement. It was also a book of war. Americans cited the Bible in addressing many wartime issues, including slavery, secession, patriotism, federal versus state authority, white supremacy, and violence. In scripture, both Union and Confederate soldiers found inspiration for dying and killing like never before in the nation's history. With approximately 750,000 fatalities, the Civil War was the deadliest of the nation's wars. Americans fought the Civil War with Bibles in hand, with both sides calling the war just and sacred. This is a book about how Americans enlisted the Bible in the nation's most bloody, and arguably most biblically-saturated war"--

Download A Short History of the American Civil War PDF

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ISBN 13: 178672667X
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Read and Download Paul Christopher Anderson book A Short History of the American Civil War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Short History of the American Civil War. This book was released on 2019-12-26 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: The American Civil War (1861-65) remains a searing event in the collective consciousness of the United States. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history, claiming the lives of at least 600,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians and slaves. The Civil War was also one of the world's first truly industrial conflicts, involving railroads, the telegraph, steamships and mass-manufactured weaponry. The eventual victory of the Union over the Confederacy rang the death-knell for American slavery, and set the USA on the path to becoming a truly world power. Paul Christopher Anderson shows how and why the conflict remains the nation's defining moment, arguing that it was above all a struggle for power and political supremacy but was also a struggle for the idea of America. Melding social, cultural and military history, the author explores iconic battles like Shiloh, Chickamauga, Antietam and Gettysburg, as well as the bitterly contesting forces underlying them and the myth-making that came to define them in aftermath. He shows that while both sides began the war in order to preserve - the integrity of the American state in the case of the Union, the integrity of a culture, a value system, and as slave society in the case of the Confederacy - it allowed the American South to define a regional identity that has survived into modern times.

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ISBN 13: 1611215382
Total Pages : 338 pages
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Read and Download Meg Groeling book First Fallen in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFirst Fallen. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 338 pages. Book excerpt: On May 24, 1861, Col. Elmer Ellsworth became the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. The entire North was aghast. First Fallen is the first modern biography of this national celebrity, Northern icon, and mostly forgotten national hero. Ellsworth and his entertaining U.S. Zouave Cadets drill team had performed at West Point, in New York City, and for President, James Buchanan before returning home to Chicago. He helped his friend and law mentor Abraham Lincoln in his quest for the presidency, and when Lincoln put out the call for troops after Fort Sumter was fired upon, Ellsworth responded. Within days he organized more than 1,000 New York firefighters into a regiment of volunteers. When he was killed, the Lincolns rushed to the Navy Yard to view the body of the young man they had loved as a son. Mary Lincoln insisted he lie in state in the East Room of the White House. The elite of New York brought flowers to the Astor House and six members of the 11th New York accompanied their commander’s coffin. When a late May afternoon thunderstorm erupted during his funeral service at the Hudson View Cemetery, eyewitnesses referred to it as “tears from God himself.” The death of the young hero was knocked out of the headlines eight weeks later by the battle of First Bull Run. The trickle of blood had now become a torrent that would not stop for four long years. Groeling’s well-written biography is grounded in years of archival research and includes diaries, personal letters, newspapers, and many other accounts. In the six decades since the last portrait of Ellsworth was written, new information has been found that gives readers and historians a better understanding of the Ellsworth phenomenon and his deep connections to the Lincoln family. First Fallen: The Life of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the North’s First Civil War Hero examines every facet of Ellsworth’s complex, fascinating life and adds richly to the historiography of the Civil War.

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Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
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ISBN 13: 0819571393
Total Pages : 245 pages
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Read and Download Matthew Warshauer book Connecticut in the American Civil War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TConnecticut in the American Civil War. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 245 pages. Book excerpt: “Serves as a model of what a state-level survey of the Civil War can achieve . . . a potent combination of description and analysis.” —The Civil War Monitor Connecticut in the American Civil War offers a remarkable window into the state’s involvement in a conflict that challenged and defined the unity of a nation. The arc of the war is traced through the many facets and stories of battlefield, home front, and factory. Matthew Warshauer masterfully reveals the varied attitudes toward slavery and race before, during, and after the war; Connecticut’s reaction to the firing on Fort Sumter; the dissent in the state over whether or not the sword and musket should be raised against the South; the raising of troops; the sacrifice of those who served on the front and at home; and the need for closure after the war. This book is a concise, amazing account of a complex and troubling war. No one interested in this period of American history can afford to miss reading this important contribution to our national and local stories.

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Publisher : Mercer University Press
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ISBN 13: 0881462586
Total Pages : 274 pages
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Read and Download Bruce T. Gourley book Diverging Loyalties in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDiverging Loyalties. This book was released on 2011 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: Baptists in the South, rapidly rising to challenge Methodists numerically, helped align southern religion with the South¿s black slave culture. The birth of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845, formed in order to preserve God¿s will for the African race, signaled the inevitability of war. Middle Georgia remained outside the front lines of the war, the region¿s relative intactness allowing for the continuation of church life during the war years. While many white Baptists from middle Georgia marched off to war ¿ whether to fight or to serve as chaplains or army missionaries ¿ others stayed behind and voiced their thoughts from pulpits, in associational meetings, and in the pages of newspapers and journals. While historians have often portrayed white southern Baptists, with few exceptions, as firmly supportive of the Confederacy, the experience of middle Georgia Baptists is much more dynamic. Far from being monolithic, Baptists at the local church and associational level responded in a myriad of ways to the Confederacy. Patterns locally and associationally emerged and evolved as the war progressed, while differences between Southern and Primitive Baptists stood out. On a personal level, white Baptists¿ views of slavery and the Confederacy proved to be varied, numerous, nuanced, and dynamic ¿ to such an extent that some individuals were unable to construct a consistent narrative as the war progressed. For their part, black Baptists struggled to shape their own destinies within a white man¿s world, strivings that grew more intense as the war progressed and freedom seemed ever closer within reach. The end of the war signaled new realities for both white and black Baptists of the South. For whites, old loyalties had been rearranged and the immediate future was bleak. At the same time, black Baptists emerged empowered as never before and set forth on the path of self-determination.