The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction

The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction
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Artikel-Nr:
9781461644408
Veröffentl:
2000
Seiten:
239
Autor:
Steven E. Woodworth
Serie:
The Human Tradition in America
eBook Typ:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction brings alive this decisive period in American history by taking the reader beyond the realm of generals, presidents, and the other towering figures of history and introducing fourteen individuals who represent the variety of people who made up the great mass of the nation in the middle of the nineteenth century. Readers will meet women like LaSalle Pickett, whose activities offer a fascinating look at the postwar southern propaganda effort on behalf of the "Lost Cause." A chronicle of the home front is offered in the piece on journalist, poet, and novelist Lucy Virginia French. The abolition movement, particularly as an outgrowth of religious conviction, is covered in the sketch of Charles Grandison Finney. The chapters on Robert Smalls and Willis Augustus Hodges illustrate the roles played by African Americans during the war and Reconstruction. Francis Nicholls's virulent southernism is counterpointed in the sketch of Charles Henry Foster, whose unionism in a southern state highlights the complexity of choices and motivations of Americans in the Civil War era. The naval war, often a neglected aspect of the era, is the focus of the piece on Raphael Semmes and a chapter on common soldier Peter Welsh reflects the important part played by immigrants in this conflict. An excellent resource for courses on this tumultuous eraThe Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction examines a side of this historical period rarely seen in standard texts.
The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction brings alive this decisive period in American history by taking the reader beyond the realm of generals, presidents, and the other towering figures of history and introducing fourteen individuals who represent the variety of people who made up the great mass of the nation in the middle of the nineteenth century.

Readers will meet women like LaSalle Pickett, whose activities not only reveal a good deal about marriage and gender during the period but also offer a fascinating look at the postwar southern propaganda effort on behalf of the 'Lost Cause.' A chronicle of the home front is offered in the piece on journalist, poet, and novelist Lucy Virginia French. The abolition movement, particularly as an outgrowth of religious conviction, is covered in the sketch of Charles Grandison Finney. The chapters on Robert Smalls and Willis Augustus Hodges illustrate the roles played by African Americans during the war and Reconstruction. Francis Nicholls's virulent southernism is counterpointed in the sketch of Charles Henry Foster, whose unionism in a southern state highlights the complexity of choices and motivations of Americans in the Civil War era. Readers will also meet people like Winfield Scott Hancock and Richard S. Ewell, whose experiences illustrate the challenges confronted by mid-ranking military commanders. The naval war, often a neglected aspect of the era, is the focus of the piece on Raphael Semmes and a chapter on common soldier Peter Welsh reflects the important part played by immigrants in this conflict.

An excellent resource for courses on this tumultuous eraThe Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction examines a side of this historical period rarely seen in standard texts.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Sergeant Peter Welsh: 'Is That Not Worth Fighting For?'
Chapter 3 Winfield Scott Hancock: 'The Knightly Corps Commander'
Chapter 4 Richard S. Ewell: Stonewall's Successor
Chapter 5 Raphael Semmes: Rebel Seadog
Chapter 6 Charles Henry Foster: A Unionist in Confederate North Carolina
Chapter 7 General Francis Nicholls: 'A Brave Soldier Whose Life Was One Long Battle'
Chapter 8 Anna Dickinson: Abolitionist Orator
Chapter 9 LaSalle Corbell Pickett: 'What Happened To Me'
Chapter 10 Prince Felix and Princess Agnes Salm-Salm: Civil War Royalty
Chapter 11 Lucy Virginia French: 'Out of the Bitterness of My Heart'
Chapter 12 Charles Grandison Finney and American Religion in the Civil War: 'Our Horrid War'
Chapter 13 John Sherman: Republican Senator
Chapter 14 Robert Smalls: 'I Stand Here the Equal of Any Man'
Chapter 15 Willis Augustus Hodges: 'We Are Now Coming to New Things'
Chapter 16 Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 17 Index

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