Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Nov 1, 2008 - History - 416 pages
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Union general John Pope was among the most controversial and
misunderstood figures to hold major command during the Civil War.
Before being called east in June 1862 to lead the Army of Virginia against General Robert E. Lee, he compiled an enviable record in Missouri and as commander of the Army of the Mississippi. After his ignominious defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run, he was sent to the frontier. Over the next twenty-four years Pope held important department commands on the western plains and was recognized as one of the army's leading authorities on Indian affairs, but he never again commanded troops in battle.
In 1886, Pope was engaged by the National Tribune, a
weekly newspaper published in Washington, D.C., to write a series
of articles on his wartime experiences. Over the next five years, in twenty-nine installments, he wrote about the war as he had lived it. Collected here for the first time, Pope's "war reminiscences" join a select roster of memoirs written by Civil War army commanders.
Pope presents a detailed review of the campaigns in which he
participated and offers vivid character sketches of such illustrious figures as Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Clearly written and balanced in tone, his memoirs are a dramatic and important addition to the literature on the Civil War.

Originally published in 1998.

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Review: Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)

User Review  - Dave Ginger - Goodreads

A very readable review of the political and social factors that led to threats of disunion in the 19th century. The book provides an interesting perspective on the ways that gender roles/expectations, and works of fiction impacted deteriorating north-south relations. Read full review

Review: Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)

User Review  - Goodreads

A very readable review of the political and social factors that led to threats of disunion in the 19th century. The book provides an interesting perspective on the ways that gender roles/expectations, and works of fiction impacted deteriorating north-south relations. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Prologue
17
PART I 1789 1836
29
PART II 1837 1850
125
PART III 1851 1859
233
The Rubicon Is Passed The War and Beyond
337
Notes
349
Bibliography
401
Index
431
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About the author (2008)

Elizabeth R. Varon is professor of history at Temple University. She is author of the award-winning Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy and We Mean to Be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (from the University of North Carolina Press).

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