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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

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

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

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