[]
[]

Battle Cry of Freedom

The Civil War Era
McPherson, James M. (Book - 1988)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Battle Cry of Freedom
 Add a Comment  Add Tags

Print

Series that include this title


Item Details

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentousepisodes that preceded the Civil War - the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry - and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself - the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in theNorth and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war - slavery - and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.
Authors: McPherson, James M.
Title: Battle cry of freedom
the Civil War era
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
Characteristics: xix, 904 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 0195038630
Branch Call Number: 973.73 M172b
E173 .O94 vol.6
Statement of Responsibility: James M. McPherson
Bibliography: Bibliography: p. 865-882
Subject Headings: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns
LCCN: 87011045
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at BPL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app11 Version draggan_fix Last updated 2014/11/20 11:49