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Storming VicksburgGrant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

Storming Vicksburg: Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469660172
eISBN:
9781469660196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660172.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book offers a detailed study of a pivotal phase in the Vicksburg campaign, after Ulysses S. Grant moved his Army of the Tennessee to the east side of the Mississippi River, defeated John C. ... More

Arguing until DoomsdayStephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Michael E. Woods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656397
eISBN:
9781469656410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656397.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As the sectional crisis gripped the United States, the rancor increasingly spread to the halls of Congress. Preston Brooks's frenzied assault on Charles Sumner was perhaps the most notorious evidence ... More

An Environmental History of the Civil War

An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655383
eISBN:
9781469655406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655383.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This sweeping new history recognizes that the Civil War was not just a military conflict but also a moment of profound transformation in Americans' relationship to the natural world. To be sure, ... More

A Republic in the RanksLoyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Zachery A. Fry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654454
eISBN:
9781469654478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654454.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Union Army of the Potomac was a hotbed of political activity during the Civil War. It proved a source of constant frustration for Abraham Lincoln, and its commander, George B. McClellan, even ... More

Men Is CheapExposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Men Is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Brian P. Luskey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654324
eISBN:
9781469654348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654324.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When a Civil War substitute broker told business associates that "Men is cheep here to Day," he exposed an unsettling contradiction at the heart of the Union's war effort. Despite Northerners' ... More

Living by InchesThe Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Evan A. Kutzler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653785
eISBN:
9781469653808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

From battlefields, boxcars, and forgotten warehouses to notorious prison camps like Andersonville and Elmira, prisoners seemed to be everywhere during the American Civil War. Yet there is much we do ... More

Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

Thomas J. Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653747
eISBN:
9781469653761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653747.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This sweeping new assessment of Civil War monuments unveiled in the United States between the 1860s and 1930s argues that they were pivotal to a national embrace of military values. Americans' ... More

The Second American RevolutionThe Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

The Second American Revolution: The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652733
eISBN:
9781469652757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652733.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Much of the confusion about a central event in United States history begins with the name: the Civil War. In reality, the Civil War was not merely civil--meaning national--and not merely a war, but ... More

Rebel RichmondLife and Death in the Confederate Capital

Rebel Richmond: Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Stephen V. Ash

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469650982
eISBN:
9781469651002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469650982.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1861, Richmond, Virginia, suddenly became the capital city, military headquarters, and industrial engine of a new nation fighting for its existence. A remarkable drama unfolded in ... More

Searching for Black ConfederatesThe Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Kevin M. Levin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought ... More

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