Ordeal by fire: the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Knopf, Mar 12, 1982 - History - 694 pages
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Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led to a unique, tragic, and transitional event in American history. The third edition incorporates recent scholarship and addresses renewed areas of interest in the Civil War/Reconstruction era including the motivations and experiences of common soldiers and the role of women in the war effort.

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Review: Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction

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A. Synopsis: This is a synthesis of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Three tenants underlie his argument. (1) The War and Reconstruction are best explained as important stages in America's ... Read full review

Review: Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Excellent resource for providing to US History students the socioeconomic reasons for the sectionalism leading up to the Civil War. Used several chapters with my class. Read full review

Contents

OneAmerican Modernization 18001860
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TABLES
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About the author (1982)

James M. McPherson is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which won a Pulitzer Prize in history, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, a Lincoln Prize winner. He is the George Henry Davis Professor of American History at Princeton University in New Jersey, where he also lives. His newest book, entitled Abraham Lincoln, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with a short, but detailed look at this president's life.

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