A More Civil War

How the Union Waged a Just War


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


Author: M. Cordell

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613732031

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 6464

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


Author: Michael Weeks

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581579519

Category: Travel

Page: 504

View: 5174

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.

A more perfect Union

the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Constitution


Author: Harold Melvin Hyman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf


Category: History

Page: 562

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The American Civil War

An Anthology of Essential Writings


Author: Ian Frederick Finseth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415977444

Category: History

Page: 629

View: 6596

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.

A More Secure World

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


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

View: 9066

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.

Sustaining the Peace After Civil War


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

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304065464


Page: N.A

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Looming Civil War

How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future


Author: Jason Phillips

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190868171

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9944

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


Author: Ivan Jeliazkov,Xin-She Yang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118771125

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 6429

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.

The American Civil War


Author: Timothy H. Donovan,Thomas E. Greiss

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0757001564

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 8622

Begins with an in-depth view of the political, social, and military organization of pre-Civil War America, then follows the events of the war with an analysis of the military tactics used, the weaponry that was available, and the generalship employed by military leaders on both sides of the conflict. While all major battles are covered, the text focuses particular attention on those battles that helped develop new rules of military engagement and tactics. From the charge of the cavalry to the early development of trench warfare, and from the use of single-shot rifles to the deployment of devastating machine guns, the reader is given a unique view of the American Civil War through the eyes of the men who have taught military history at West Point.

A Separate Civil War

Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South


Author: Jonathan Dean Sarris

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813925554

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 9866

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of dramatic clashes between massive armies led by romantic-seeming leaders. But in the Appalachian communities of North Georgia, things were very different. Focusing on Fannin and Lumpkin counties in the Blue Ridge Mountains along Georgia’s northern border, A Separate Civil War: Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South argues for a more localized, idiosyncratic understanding of this momentous period in our nation’s history. The book reveals that, for many participants, this war was fought less for abstract ideological causes than for reasons tied to home, family, friends, and community. Making use of a large trove of letters, diaries, interviews, government documents, and sociological data, Jonathan Dean Sarris brings to life a previously obscured version of our nation’s most divisive and destructive war. From the outset, the prospect of secession and war divided Georgia’s mountain communities along the lines of race and religion, and war itself only heightened these tensions. As the Confederate government began to draft men into the army and seize supplies from farmers, many mountaineers became more disaffected still. They banded together in armed squads, fighting off Confederate soldiers, state militia, and their own pro-Confederate neighbors. A local civil war ensued, with each side seeing the other as a threat to law, order, and community itself. In this very personal conflict, both factions came to dehumanize their enemies and use methods that shocked even seasoned soldiers with their savagery. But when the war was over in 1865, each faction sought to sanitize the past and integrate its stories into the national myths later popularized about the Civil War. By arguing that the reason for choosing sides had more to do with local concerns than with competing ideologies or social or political visions, Sarris adds a much-needed complication to the question of why men fought in the Civil War.

Children and Youth During the Civil War Era


Author: James Marten

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814796087

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 6903

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.

Mein Katalonien

Bericht über den Spanischen Bürgerkrieg


Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602480

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2226

Ende 1936 kam Orwell als Zeitungsreporter nach Barcelona, um über den Bürgerkrieg zu berichten. Er schloß sich der Miliz P.O.U.M. an, der Arbeiterpartei der marxistischen Einigung, und kämpfte den Winter über an der Front in Aragonien. Als er wenig später mit ansehen mußte, wie die Kommunisten bei der Ausschaltung der ihnen nicht genehmen Truppen Methoden der faschistischen Geheimpolizei anwandten, wurde er zu einem der erbittertsten Feinde des sowjetischen Totalitarismus.

Women During the Civil War

An Encyclopedia


Author: Judith E. Harper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415937238

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 8171

The first A to Z reference volume to offer a panoramic presentation of American women during the Civil War era.

Why the Civil War Came


Author: Gabor S. Boritt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879621

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5507

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.

Civil War Is Coming


Author: Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433390265

Category: Education

Page: 24

View: 1751

Why did the Civil War begin? Which states were part of the Union and which were part of the Confederacy? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they move through this fascinating nonfiction title. The easy to read text, engaging facts, and vivid images and illustrations help highlight some of the aspects that lead up to the Civil War including the slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The accessible table of contents works in conjunction with the supportive glossary to help readers navigate their way through the book.

The American Civil War

A Hands-on History


Author: Christopher J. Olsen

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9780374707316

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2943

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


Author: Stephen McManus,Thomas Churchill,Donald Thompson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726436

Category: History

Page: 115

View: 3759

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 Civil War at Sea


Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199931682

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 8641

Continuing in the vein of the Lincoln-prize winning Lincoln and His Admirals, acclaimed naval historian Craig L. Symonds presents an operational history of the Civil War navies - both Union and Confederate - in this concise volume. Illuminating how various aspects of the naval engagement influenced the trajectory of the war as a whole, The Civil War at Sea adds to our understanding of America's great national conflict. Both the North and the South developed and deployed hundreds of warships between 1861 and 1865. Because the Civil War coincided with a revolution in naval techonology, the development and character of warfare at sea from 1861-1865 was dramatic and unprecedented. Rather than a simple chronology of the war at sea, Symonds addresses the story of the naval war topically, from the dramatic transformation wrought by changes in technology to the establishment, management, and impact of blockade. He also offers critical assessments of principal figures in the naval war, from the opposing secretaries of the navy to leading operational commanders such as David Glasgow Farragut and Raphael Semmes. Symonds brings his expertise and knowledge of military and technological history to bear in this essential exploration of American naval engagement throughout the Civil War.

Horses and Mules in the Civil War

A Complete History with a Roster of More Than 700 War Horses


Author: Gene C. Armistead

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473630

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3331

" Using firsthand accounts, the many uses of equines during the war, the methods by which they were obtained, their costs, their suffering on the battlefields and roads, their consumption by soldiers, and racing, mounted music and other themes are all addressed. "--