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Writing the Civil War

The Quest to Understand

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Published by University of South Carolina Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Civil war,
  • Historiography,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • U.S. History - Civil War And Reconstruction (1860-1877),
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • United States,
  • Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • United States - Civil War

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsWilliam J. Cooper (Editor), James M. McPherson (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8695270M
    ISBN 101570032599
    ISBN 109781570032592

    A complete history of the Great Rebellion ; or, The Civil War in the United States, also, biographical sketches of the principal actors in the great drama by Moore, James texts. The War Of The American Civil War Essay Words | 6 Pages. The American Civil War lasted from Ap to May 9, It was the bloodiest war in American history, killing approximately , soldiers in total. The War was fought and won by the North, ensuring that all the United States would stay united and slavery would be illegal.

    The reason this book stops at Waterloo and mentions nothing of the Civil War, or the World Wars, is that it was written in It’s a unique historical document that gives greater influence to our classical past. If you’re a strategy nut, read this. Civil War Stories by Ambrose . No event has transformed the United States more fundamentally or been studied more exhaustively than the Civil War. In Writing the Civil War, fourteen distinguished historians present a wide-ranging examination of the vast effort to chronicle the conflict an undertaking that began with the remembrances of Civil War veterans and has become an increasingly prolific field of scholarship.

    Historians James J. Broomall (Private Confederacies), William B. Kurtz (co-editor, Soldiers of the Cross), and Thavolia Glymph (The Women’s Fight) share their research and writing from the personal side of the Civil War. These books follow the lives of Southern men, Catholic chaplains and sister nurses, and the role of women to provide new. In a study that will radically shift our understanding of Civil War literature, Elizabeth Young shows that American women writers have been profoundly influenced by the Civil War and that, in turn, their works have contributed powerfully to conceptions of the war and its aftermath. Offering fascinating reassessments of works by white writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott.


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Writing the Civil War Download PDF EPUB FB2

Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand is a compilation of essays and is edited by James M. McPherson of Princeton University and William J.

Cooper, Jr., of Louisiana State University. Prevalent throughout the book is the understanding that the Civil War caused a profound change in the government and people of the United States/5(6). The American Civil War is a popular historical resource for fiction writers and it continues to woo readers of the genre.

You may be writing a historical fiction story about the Civil War as a way to explore the drama of the war or as part of an assignment for a class%(8). As chapter after chapter accrued, like new verses to a ballad, I realized I was writing not a Civil War novel so much as a novel set during the Civil War.

There were no great battles, no mentions of famous maneuvers, the legendary generals but whispered names. Uniforms were rarely gray or blue. No event has transformed the United States more fundamentally--or been studied more exhaustively--than the Civil War.

In Writing the Civil War, fourteen distinguished historians present a wide-ranging examination of the vast effort to chronicle the conflict--an undertaking that began with the remembrances of Civil War veterans and has become an increasingly prolific field4/5.

Civil War authors discuss how they started writing about their topics, the process of researching, and some of the unexpected information they've discovered. The “dean” of living Civil War historians, James M.

McPherson, has joined with a fellow doctoral student of David Donald, William J. Cooper, to produce Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand–a compendium of essays by 12 well-selected, stellar scholars.

The essays, though considerably varied in degree of readability, are all : Historynet Staff. Not really a Civil War book, but crucial to understanding all other Civil War books. I still assign this to graduate students as an example of historical writing at its best and for its deployment of the concept of irony to the sectional conflict.

This book by historian William Styple is a collection of reports by correspondent-soldiers that sent news and stories to the New York newspaper, the Sunday Mercury. The Civil War was the last war without censorship, and often battle plans and information later censored appeared in the newspapers/5(2).

The American Civil War (–) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy". BOOK JOURNEY: Journey to Writing my New Chapter Book, The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls.

My journey for The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls,a chapter book for Gradesbegan more than fifteen years ago. Back then I happened upon a few lines about the daring Civil War escape of Robert Smalls and his crew when I was looking for.

That makes it less suited to the latter book’s stated goal of provoking popular discussion about the Civil War; but it does allow the reader to follow contemporary debates about the war in what feels like real time. The Civil War, like America’s War, includes Lincoln’s First Inaugural and Stephens’s “Cornerstone” Speech, but it also.

In Civil War Writing: New Perspectives on Iconic Texts, editors Gary W. Gallagher and Stephen Cushman collect new scholarly essays which explore the significant texts about the American Civil War written by the people who lived through it, whether as civilians or combatants, southerners or northerners, women or men, blacks or l of the works discussed in the book, such as William.

Civil War (also known as the Pharsalia) must stand as a contender for the weirdest and craziest epic poem of all time.I recommend reading the introduction below first, then reading through the commentary posts in order. Commentary Posts. Lucan’s Civil War: About That Dedication to Nero.

A crucial part of the Civil War story is that more t American Indians fought on both sides of the conflict. Many who fought thought they'd be able to protect their lands, instead, federal Indian policy became more perverse during the war, eventually leading to Westward expansion and the devastation of.

Shelby Dade Foote Jr. (Novem – J ) was an American writer and journalist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a three-volume history of the American Civil geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote's life and writing paralleled the radical shift from the agrarian planter system of the Old South to the Civil Rights era of the New : Shelby Dade Foote Jr., Novem.

Historian Edward Ayers talked about his latest book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by. Historians writing for graduate students and fellow academics can delve into specific areas of research without worrying about reader comprehension.

a Civil War historian may want to narrow his focus on a specific battle and its influence on the Union or Confederacy war efforts. "How to Write a Historical Book.", https://penandthepad. side benefited more from the Compromise ofthe North or the South?. most Northerners would never have dreamed they would be fighting a war against the did Northern public opinion change.

historians have claimed. URL:: American Civil War: Author:: Many authors. Detail:: Last published: The American Civil War (–), also known as the War Between the States and several other names, was a civil war in the United States of Southern slave states declared their secession from the U.S.

and formed the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy). CIVIL WAR BOOKS AND AUTHORS is an independent, non-fiction Civil War book review journal, with news, commentary, interviews, and more. [Posts may contain affiliate links, meaning CWBA might get a commission from purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.

More info.]. Civil War Book List By THE NEW YORK TIMES. Far more books have been written about the Civil War than about any other event in American history, and Lincoln’s stack of books towers over that of any other American figure.

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Watch. 2 Vols. Southern History of the War, 1st & 2nd Years by Edward A. Pollard. $ 0 bids. Free shipping. Ending Jun 5 at AM PDT 8d.Civil War A-Z book After the battle of Antietam president Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was to free slaves in the south.

But it didn't free slaves because the south was fighting to be there own country. It was issued on September