A More Civil War

How the Union Waged a Just War

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Author: D. H. Dilbeck

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469630524

Category: History

Page: 224

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During the Civil War, Americans confronted profound moral problems about how to fight in the conflict. In this innovative book, D. H. Dilbeck reveals how the Union sought to wage a just war against the Confederacy. He shows that northerners fought according to a distinct "moral vision of war," an array of ideas about the nature of a truly just and humane military effort. Dilbeck tells how Union commanders crafted rules of conduct to ensure their soldiers defeated the Confederacy as swiftly as possible while also limiting the total destruction unleashed by the fighting. Dilbeck explores how Union soldiers abided by official just-war policies as they battled guerrillas, occupied cities, retaliated against enemy soldiers, and came into contact with Confederate civilians. In contrast to recent scholarship focused solely on the Civil War's carnage, Dilbeck details how the Union sought both to deal sternly with Confederates and to adhere to certain constraints. The Union's earnest effort to wage a just war ultimately helped give the Civil War its distinct character, a blend of immense destruction and remarkable restraint.

Courageous Women of the Civil War

Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More

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Author: M. Cordell

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613732031

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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These women took action in many ways: disguised as soldiers, working as field medics, as spies risking death to secure or pass along information, and more. Contextualizing sidebars and Civil War history are woven seamlessly throughout, giving students a clear overview of the war in addition to the spotlight on often overlooked women's roles. Also included are numerous historic photos, source notes, and a bibliography, making this an invaluable resource for any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide: 10 Weekend Tours and More than 400 Sites, from Antietam to Zagonyi's Charge

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Author: Michael Weeks

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581579519

Category: Travel

Page: 504

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The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide is the definitive guidebook for Civil War tourists, from the novice historian to the die-hard Civil War buff. The book outlines ten suggested itineraries for short road trips that cover every major battle of the war that will enable a traveler to experience this definitive period of American history. For those who can’t resist trying to see it all, the book contains complete information on and reviews of almost 450 historical sites across the United States related to the Civil War, including all 384 of the principal battlefields listed by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, as well as lodging and other travel information. The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide will enable the historical traveler of any level to experience the Civil War like no other book has done.

Sustaining the Peace After Civil War

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Author: T. David Mason,Strategic Studies Institute,U.S. Army War College

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304065464

Category:

Page: N.A

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A More Secure World

Our Shared Responsibility : Report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

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Author: Naciones Unidas,United Nations,United Nations. High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change,Nations Unies. Groupe de personnalités de haut niveau sur les menaces, les défis et le changement,United Nations. Department of Public Information,United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats Staff

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211009583

Category: Political Science

Page: 129

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This publication explores a range of current and evolving threats to international peace and security, and assesses how well existing policies and international institutions have done in addressing these challenges. Commissioned by the UN Secretary General, this report has been written by an independent panel of 16 people comprising former heads of state and foreign ministers, as well as security, military, diplomatic and development officials. It makes a number of recommendations to strengthen the international framework of collective security and to promote a more effective UN for the 21st century, based on the recognition that today's security threats, whether they be terrorism, civil wars or extreme poverty, are all interconnected and require comprehensive strategies to address them.

Looming Civil War

How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

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Author: Jason Phillips

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190868171

Category: History

Page: 352

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How did Americans imagine the Civil War before it happened? The most anticipated event of the nineteenth century appeared in novels, prophecies, dreams, diaries, speeches, and newspapers decades before the first shots at Fort Sumter. People forecasted a frontier filibuster, an economic clash between free and slave labor, a race war, a revolution, a war for liberation, and Armageddon. Reading their premonitions reveals how several factors, including race, religion, age, gender, region, and class, shaped what people thought about the future and how they imagined it. Some Americans pictured the future as an open, contested era that they progressed toward and molded with their thoughts and actions. Others saw the future as a closed, predetermined world that approached them and sealed their fate. When the war began, these opposing temporalities informed how Americans grasped and waged the conflict. In this creative history, Jason Phillips explains how the expectations of a host of characters-generals, politicians, radicals, citizens, and slaves-affected how people understood the unfolding drama and acted when the future became present. He reconsiders the war's origins without looking at sources using hindsight, that is, without considering what caused the cataclysm and whether it was inevitable. As a result, Phillips dispels a popular myth that all Americans thought the Civil War would be short and glorious at the outset, a ninety-day affair full of fun and adventure. Much more than rational power games played by elites, the war was shaped by uncertainties and emotions and darkened horizons that changed over time. Looming Civil War highlights how individuals approached an ominous future with feelings, thoughts, and perspectives different from our sensibilities and unconnected to our view of their world. Civil War Americans had their own prospects to ponder and forge as they discovered who they were and where life would lead them. The Civil War changed more than America's future; it transformed how Americans imagined the future and how Americans have thought about the future ever since.

Bayesian Inference in the Social Sciences

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Author: Ivan Jeliazkov,Xin-She Yang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118771125

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Presents new models, methods, and techniques and considersimportant real-world applications in political science, sociology,economics, marketing, and finance Emphasizing interdisciplinary coverage, Bayesian Inferencein the Social Sciences builds upon the recent growth inBayesian methodology and examines an array of topics in modelformulation, estimation, and applications. The book presents recentand trending developments in a diverse, yet closely integrated, setof research topics within the social sciences and facilitates thetransmission of new ideas and methodology across disciplines whilemaintaining manageability, coherence, and a clear focus. Bayesian Inference in the Social Sciences featuresinnovative methodology and novel applications in addition to newtheoretical developments and modeling approaches, including theformulation and analysis of models with partial observability,sample selection, and incomplete data. Additional areas of inquiryinclude a Bayesian derivation of empirical likelihood and method ofmoment estimators, and the analysis of treatment effect models withendogeneity. The book emphasizes practical implementation, reviewsand extends estimation algorithms, and examines innovativeapplications in a multitude of fields. Time series techniques andalgorithms are discussed for stochastic volatility, dynamic factor,and time-varying parameter models. Additional featuresinclude: Real-world applications and case studies that highlight assetpricing under fat-tailed distributions, price indifference modelingand market segmentation, analysis of dynamic networks, ethnicminorities and civil war, school choice effects, and businesscycles and macroeconomic performance State-of-the-art computational tools and Markov chain MonteCarlo algorithms with related materials available via thebook’s supplemental website Interdisciplinary coverage from well-known internationalscholars and practitioners Bayesian Inference in the Social Sciences is an ideal referencefor researchers in economics, political science, sociology, andbusiness as well as an excellent resource for academic, government,and regulation agencies. The book is also useful for graduate-levelcourses in applied econometrics, statistics, mathematical modelingand simulation, numerical methods, computational analysis, and thesocial sciences.

Children and Youth During the Civil War Era

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Author: James Marten

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814796087

Category: History

Page: 270

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Late twentieth and early twenty-first century America has been labeled as “The New Gilded Age,” a phrase that embodies the glitz and glamour of one of the wealthiest countries in the world but also suggests the greed, corruption, and inequalities teeming just below the surface. Identifying some of the sparkling moments of humanity interwoven between the moments of crisis, Best of Times, Worst of Times features short stories by such renowned writers as Junot Diaz, George Saunders, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tobias Wolff, and many others, whose distinctive authorial voices lend urgency and a sense of heightened awareness to the modern moment. Commenting on and making sense of what is going on in America today, fractured as it is by two ongoing wars, the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, these stories speak to some of the most germane issues confronting America today, from race relations, immigration, and social class to gender issues, Iraq, and imperialism. These expertly culled, emotionally powerful stories provide the perfect mirror with which to examine the real state of the union.

A more perfect Union

the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Constitution

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Author: Harold Melvin Hyman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 562

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Why the Civil War Came

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Author: Gabor S. Boritt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879621

Category: History

Page: 272

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In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and institutions function? What did Northerners and Southerners believe in the decades of strife preceding the war? What steps did they take to avoid war? Indeed, was the great armed conflict avoidable at all? Why the Civil War Came brings a talented chorus of voices together to recapture the feel of a very different time and place, helping the reader to grasp more fully the commencement of our bloodiest war. From William W. Freehling's discussion of the peculiarities of North American slavery to Charles Royster's disturbing piece on the combatants' savage readiness to fight, the contributors bring to life the climate of a country on the brink of disaster. Mark Summers, for instance, depicts the tragically jubilant first weeks of Northern recruitment, when Americans on both sides were as yet unaware of the hellish slaughter that awaited them. Glenna Matthews underscores the important war-catalyzing role played by extraordinary public women, who proved that neither side of the Mason-Dixon line was as patriarchal as is thought. David Blight reveals an African-American world that "knew what time it was," and welcomed war. And Gabor Boritt examines the struggle's central figure, Lincoln himself, illuminating in the years leading up to the war a blindness on the future president's part, an unwillingness to confront the looming calamity that was about to smash the nation asunder. William E. Gienapp notes perhaps the most unsettling fact about the Civil War, that democratic institutions could not resolve the slavery issue without resorting to violence on an epic scale. With gripping detail, Why the Civil War Came takes readers back to a country fraught with bitterness, confusion, and hatred--a country ripe for a war of unprecedented bloodshed--to show why democracy failed, and violence reigned.

The American Civil War

A Hands-on History

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Author: Christopher J. Olsen

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9780374707316

Category: History

Page: 304

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Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning Confederate fortunes, to Lincoln's assassination and the advent of Reconstruction, The American Civil War covers the entire sectional conflict and at every juncture emphasizes the decisions and circumstances, large and small, that determined the course of events.

Civil War Research Guide

A Guide for Researching Your Civil War Ancestor

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Author: Stephen McManus,Thomas Churchill,Donald Thompson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726436

Category: History

Page: 115

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A comprehensive guide to tracing and researching Civil War ancestors, this updated volume includes such sources as the National Archives, Web sites, auctions, memorabilia dealers, and more.

The American Civil War

An Anthology of Essential Writings

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Author: Ian Frederick Finseth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415977444

Category: History

Page: 629

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This anthology brings together a wide variety of both well-known and more obscure writing from and about the Civil War, along with supplementary appendices to facilitate its use in courses. The selections include short fiction, poetry, public addresses, diary entries, song lyrics, and essays from such figures as Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and Louisa May Alcott, as well as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant. The writing not only includes those directly involved in the war, but also those writing about the war afterward, to include the perspective of historical memory. This collection makes a perfect addition to any course on Civil War history or literature as well as courses on popular memory.

The Civil War Soldier

A Historical Reader

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Author: Larry M. Logue

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814798799

Category: History

Page: 515

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An anthology of twenty-seven selections combines nineteenth-century battlefield accounts of the Civil War with past and contemporary scholarship to offer a broad perspective on the soldiers' total experience.

Strengthening Peace in Post-Civil War States

Transforming Spoilers Into Stakeholders

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Author: Matthew Hoddie,Caroline A. Hartzell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226351254

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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Among the more frequent and most devastating of conflicts, civil wars—from Yugoslavia to Congo—frequently reignite and even spill over into the international sphere. Given the inherent fragility of civil war peace agreements, innovative approaches must be taken to ensure the successful resolution of these conflicts. Strengthening Peace in Post–Civil War States provides both analytical frameworks and a series of critical case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of a range of strategies for keeping the peace. Coeditors Matthew Hoddie and Caroline A. Hartzell here contend that lasting peace relies on aligning the self-interest of individuals and communities with the society-wide goal of ending war; if citizens and groups have a stake in peace, they will seek to maintain and defend it. The rest of the contributors explore two complementary approaches toward achieving this goal: restructuring domestic institutions and soft intervention. Some essays examine the first tactic, which involves reforming governments that failed to prevent war, while others discuss the second, an umbrella term for a number of non-military strategies for outside actors to assist in keeping the peace.

Unfriedliche Religionen?

Das politische Gewalt- und Konfliktpotenzial von Religionen

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Author: Mathias Hildebrandt,Manfred Brocker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322807967

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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Für Europäer mochte es lange Zeit so scheinen, als seien die Religionen von der weltpolitischen Bühne abgetreten. Nicht nur der 11. September 2001 verdeutlichte jedoch schlagartig, dass sie nach wie vor ein politischer Faktor von eminenter, aber ambivalenter Bedeutung sind. Sie können sowohl Aggressionen auslösen und zur Eskalation von Auseinandersetzungen beitragen als auch deeskalierend und vermittelnd wirken. Die Autoren des vorliegenden Bandes untersuchen das Gewalt- und Konfliktpotenzial der Religionen in theoretischer und empirischer Hinsicht. Im Zentrum der Analyse stehen Politische Theologien ebenso wie die unterschiedlichen Dimensionen und Ebenen, auf denen die Religionen Einfluss auf politische Konflikte nehmen. Diese Aspekte werden anhand exemplarischer Fallstudien ethnisch-religiöser Bürgerkriege und internationaler Konflikte untersucht.

Germans in the Civil War

The Letters They Wrote Home

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Author: Walter D. Kamphoefner,Wolfgang Helbich

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807876596

Category: History

Page: 560

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German Americans were one of the largest immigrant groups in the Civil War era, and they comprised nearly 10 percent of all Union troops. Yet little attention has been paid to their daily lives--both on the battlefield and on the home front--during the war. This collection of letters, written by German immigrants to friends and family back home, provides a new angle to our understanding of the Civil War experience and challenges some long-held assumptions about the immigrant experience at this time. Originally published in Germany in 2002, this collection contains more than three hundred letters written by seventy-eight German immigrants--men and women, soldiers and civilians, from the North and South. Their missives tell of battles and boredom, privation and profiteering, motives for enlistment and desertion and for avoiding involvement altogether. Although written by people with a variety of backgrounds, these letters describe the conflict from a distinctly German standpoint, the editors argue, casting doubt on the claim that the Civil War was the great melting pot that eradicated ethnic antagonisms.

The Civil War and American Art

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Author: Eleanor Jones Harvey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300187335

Category: Art

Page: 316

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Collects the best artwork created before, during and following the Civil War, in the years between 1859 and 1876, along with extensive quotations from men and women alive during the war years and text by literary figures, including Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. 15,000 first printing.

The Spanish Civil War in Literature, Film, and Art

An International Bibliography of Secondary Literature

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Author: Peter Monteath

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313292620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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A comprehensive bibliography of the Spanish Civil War in literature, film and art.

The American Civil War in the Shaping of British Democracy

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Author: Professor Brent E Kinser

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478564

Category: History

Page: 206

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When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, a central question for British intellectuals was whether or not the American conflict was proof of the viability of democracy as a foundation for modern governance. The lessons of the American Civil War for Britain would remain a focal point in the debate on democracy throughout the war up to the suffrage reform of 1867, and after. Brent E. Kinser considers four figures connected by Woodrow Wilson's concept of the "Literary Politician," a person who, while possessing a profound knowledge of politics combined with an equally acute literary ability to express that knowledge, escapes the practical drudgeries of policy making. Kinser argues that the animosity of Thomas Carlyle towards democracy, the rhetorical strategy of Anthony Trollope's North America, the centrality of the American war in Walter Bagehot's vision of British governance, and the political philosophy of John Stuart Mill illustrate the American conflict's vital presence in the debates leading up to the 1867 reform, a legislative event that helped to secure democracy's place in the British political system.