Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
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 momentous episodes 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 the North 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.
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Review: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States #6)User Review - Budducci - Goodreads
Thorough coverage of the Civil War. I really liked the lead in, which covered some different angles on the prelude to the war than I'd heard before. Read full review
Review: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States #6)User Review - MJ - Goodreads
A fantastic overview of the period, well written, and worth reading if you have even the slightest interest in the period. Read full review
From the Halls of Montezuma
The United States at Midcentury
Mexico Will Poison Us
An Empire for Slavery
Slavery Rum and Romanism
The Crime Against Kansas
Mudsills and Greasy Mechanics for A Lincoln
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
The Battle of Second Manassas Bull Run
Antietam September 17 1862
John Bulls Virginia Reel
Three Rivers in Winter 18621863
Fredericksburg December 13 1862
Fire in the Rear
The Summer of63
The Revolution of 1860
The Counterrevolution of 1861
The Election of 1860 and Southern Secession
The Upper Souths Dilemma
Amateurs Go to War
The Battle of Bull Run Manassas 343
Farewell to the Ninety Days War
The SaltWater War 18611862
The River War in 1862
The Sinews of War
Billy Yanks Chickahominy Blues
Jacksons Shenandoah Valley Campaign MayJune 1862
The Peninsula Campaign AprilMay 1862
The Seven Days Battles
We Must Free the Slaves or Be Ourselves Subdued
Johnny Rebs Chattanooga Blues
When This Cruel War Is Over
If It Takes All Summer
The Wilderness and Spotsylvania May 512 1864
The Campaign for Atlanta MaySept 1864
After Four Years of Failure
We Are Going To Be Wiped Off the Earth
South Carolina Must Be Destroyed
We Are All Americans
To the Shoals of Victory
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