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For Cause and Comrades

For Cause and Comrades Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1997-04-03
ISBN : 9780199741052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make an attack like that." Why did those men risk certain death, over and over again, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years ? Why did the conventional wisdom -- that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses -- not hold true in the Civil War? It is to this question--why did they fight--that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, now turns his attention. He shows that, contrary to what many scholars believe, the soldiers of the Civil War remained powerfully convinced of the ideals for which they fought throughout the conflict. Motivated by duty and honor, and often by religious faith, these men wrote frequently of their firm belief in the cause for which they fought: the principles of liberty, freedom, justice, and patriotism. Soldiers on both sides harkened back to the Founding Fathers, and the ideals of the American Revolution. They fought to defend their country, either the Union--"the best Government ever made"--or the Confederate states, where their very homes and families were under siege. And they fought to defend their honor and manhood. "I should not lik to go home with the name of a couhard," one Massachusetts private wrote, and another private from Ohio said, "My wife would sooner hear of my death than my disgrace." Even after three years of bloody battles, more than half of the Union soldiers reenlisted voluntarily. "While duty calls me here and my country demands my services I should be willing to make the sacrifice," one man wrote to his protesting parents. And another soldier said simply, "I still love my country." McPherson draws on more than 25,000 letters and nearly 250 private diaries from men on both sides. Civil War soldiers were among the most literate soldiers in history, and most of them wrote home frequently, as it was the only way for them to keep in touch with homes that many of them had left for the first time in their lives. Significantly, their letters were also uncensored by military authorities, and are uniquely frank in their criticism and detailed in their reports of marches and battles, relations between officers and men, political debates, and morale. For Cause and Comrades lets these soldiers tell their own stories in their own words to create an account that is both deeply moving and far truer than most books on war. Battle Cry of Freedom, McPherson's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times, called "history writing of the highest order." For Cause and Comrades deserves similar accolades, as McPherson's masterful prose and the soldiers' own words combine to create both an important book on an often-overlooked aspect of our bloody Civil War, and a powerfully moving account of the men who fought it.

Fields of Fury

Fields of Fury Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2002-10-01
ISBN : 0689848331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines the events and effects of the American Civil War.

The Negro s Civil War

The Negro s Civil War Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2008-12-10
ISBN : 0307488608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks--former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people--during the Civil War. Drawing on contemporary journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he presents an eclectic chronicle of their fears and hopes as well as their essential contributions to their own freedom. Through the words of these extraordinary participants, both Northern and Southern, McPherson captures African-American responses to emancipation, the shifting attitudes toward Lincoln and the life of black soldiers in the Union army. Above all, we are allowed to witness the dreams of a disenfranchised people eager to embrace the rights and the equality offered to them, finally, as citizens.

Study Guide

Study Guide Book
Author : Supersummary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-09-11
ISBN : 9781692597863
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 53-page guide for "For Cause and Comrades" by James M. McPherson includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 12 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Masculinity and Religion.

Why the Confederacy Lost

Why the Confederacy Lost Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Reviews how historians have explained the South's defeat, and examines the two sides' strategies, generals, advantages, and disadvantages

War on the Waters

War on the Waters Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0807835889
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A book with 23 illustrations, 19 maps, notes, a bibliography and an index offers a sweeping history of the Civil War navies in action.

Battle Chronicles of the Civil War

Battle Chronicles of the Civil War Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Macmillan Library Reference
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780028972725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Volumes 1 through 5 cover the major battles of the Civil War chronologically from 1861 to 1865. Volume 6 contains biographies of key figures in this conflict.

Tried by War

Tried by War Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-10-07
ISBN : 1440652457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. Tried by War offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-02-01
ISBN : 0199743894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story. It is the best concise introduction to Lincoln in print, a must-have volume for anyone interested in American history or in our greatest president. Best-selling author James M. McPherson follows the son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks from his early years in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, to his highly successful law career, his marriage to Mary Todd, and his one term in Congress. We witness his leadership of the Republican anti-slavery movement, his famous debates with Stephen A. Douglas (a long acquaintance and former rival for the hand of Mary Todd), and his emergence as a candidate for president in 1860. Following Lincoln's election to the presidency, McPherson describes his masterful role as Commander in Chief during the Civil War, the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The book also discusses his lasting legacy and why he remains a quintessential American hero two hundred years after his birth, while an annotated bibliography permits easy access to further scholarship. With his ideal short account of Lincoln, McPherson provides a compelling biography of a man of humble origins who preserved our nation during its greatest catastrophe and ended the scourge of slavery.

Embattled Rebel

Embattled Rebel Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 0698176340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy “The best concise book we have on the subject… McPherson is… our most distinguished scholar of the Civil War era.” —The New York Times Book Review History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. Many Americans of his own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, not to mention a traitor. Not so, argues James M. McPherson. In Embattled Rebel, McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, but that it is too easy to diminish him because of his cause’s failure. Gravely ill throughout much of the Civil War, Davis nevertheless shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy—the quest for independent nationhood—with clarity and force. He exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy, and his close relationship with Robert E. Lee was one of the most effective military-civilian partnerships in history. Lucid and concise, Embattled Rebel presents a fresh perspective on the Civil War as seen from the desk of the South’s commander in chief.

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom Book
Author : James M. McPherson,George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Release : 1988-06-16
ISBN : 9780195038637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focuses on the military campaigns, including strategy and logistics, military leaders, and common soldiers

Is Blood Thicker Than Water

Is Blood Thicker Than Water  Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines Canada's crisis of Quebec's request for independence

What They Fought For 1861 1865

What They Fought For  1861 1865 Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780385476348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An analysis of the Civil War, drawing on letters and diaries by more than one thousand soldiers, gives voice to the personal reasons behind the war, offering insight into the ideology that shaped both sides. Reprint.

Crossroads of Freedom

Crossroads of Freedom Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Pivotal Moments in American Hi
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780195173307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian McPherson offers a masterful portrait of the bloodiest single day in American history, the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862.

Drawn with the Sword

Drawn with the Sword Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0195117964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom shares a collection of thought-provoking essays on the Civil War, discussing the leaders of the era, the international impact of the war, slavery, the problems with the modern study of history, and other topics. UP.

What They Fought for 1861 1865

What They Fought for 1861 1865 Book
Author : George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History James M McPherson,James M. McPherson
Publisher : Perfection Learning
Release : 1995-03-01
ISBN : 9781613836293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In an exceptional Civil War analysis, McPherson draws on the letters and diaries of nearly one thousand Union and Confederate soldiers, giving voice to the very men who risked their lives in the conflict.

This Mighty Scourge

This Mighty Scourge Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-10-12
ISBN : 9780199830954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom and the New York Times bestsellers Crossroads of Freedom and Tried by War, among many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil War historian. In this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history. McPherson sheds light on topics large and small, from the average soldier's avid love of newspapers to the postwar creation of the mystique of a Lost Cause in the South. Readers will find insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the war, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy. This Mighty Scourge includes several never-before-published essays--pieces on General Robert E. Lee's goals in the Gettysburg campaign, on Lincoln and Grant in the Vicksburg campaign, and on Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. All of the essays have been updated and revised to give the volume greater thematic coherence and continuity, so that it can be read in sequence as an interpretive history of the war and its meaning for America and the world. Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation's leading authority on the Civil War.

Writing the Civil War

Writing the Civil War Book
Author : James M. McPherson,George Henry Davis `86 Professor of American History James M McPherson,William James Cooper (Jr.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Co-edited by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, a collection of essays by fourteen distinguished historians discusses the ongoing effort to chronicle the Civil War and trends in Civil War scholarship. History Alt. UP.

The War that Forged a Nation

The War that Forged a Nation Book
Author : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0199375771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In The Long Shadow of War, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War retains such a hold on our national psyche and identity. Though the drama and tragedy of the subject, from the war's scope and size--an estimated death toll of 750,000, far more than all 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 so popular among historians, it does not entirely explain why the war still matters to us today. Through twelve essays, McPherson dissects this question, exploring the war's impact across many dimensions of American life. The essays consider variously the war's causes and consequences; the morality and cost of the war in comparative context; the naval war; slavery and its abolition; and Abraham Lincoln as emancipator, political leader, and commander in chief, among many other topics. Ultimately, McPherson illuminates the impossibility of understanding the issues of our own time unless we first understand their roots in the era of the Civil War: slavery and its abolition; the conflict between the North and South; the struggle between state sovereignty and the federal government; 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 Long Shadow of War 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"--

Ordeal by Fire

Ordeal by Fire Book
Author : James M. McPherson,George Henry Davis `86 Professor of American History James M McPherson
Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Civil War is the central event in the American historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 preserved this creation from destruction and determined, in large measure, what sort of nation it would be. The war settled two fundamental issues for the United States: whether it was to be a nation with a sovereign national government, or a dissoluble confederation of sovereign states; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men are created with an equal right to liberty, was to continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world. The Constitution of 1789 had left these issues unresolved. By 1861 there was no way around them; one way or another, a solution had to be found. - Preface.