Fateful Lightning (häftad)
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Fateful Lightning

A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Häftad,  Engelska, 2012-05-31
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Fateful Lightning is a mid-length survey of the American Civil War. In this revision of his 1994 The Crisis of the American Republic, leading Civil War scholar Allen C. Guelzo covers a broad range of topics, including politics, religion, gender, race, diplomacy, and technology. Unlike other Civil War surveys, the book concludes with substantial coverage of the postwar Reconstruction and the modern-day legacy of the Civil War in American literature and popular culture.
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<br>"Allen C. Guelzo works on an expansive canvas that embraces antecedents of the Civil War, the mighty conflict itself, and the aftershocks of Reconstruction. With sure mastery of a vast body of sources, he combines deft biographical detail, analytical acuity, and sensitivity to the dramatic resonance of events on the battlefield and behind the lines. Fateful Lightning provides a superb starting point for anyone seeking to come to grips with this critical era in American history." --Gary W. Gallagher, author of The Union War <p><br>"With his accustomed eloquence and erudition, Allen C. Guelzo has produced a grand and sweeping account of the Civil War, vividly depicting its events, its characters, and, most of all, the ideas that drove them. Fateful Lightning is destined to take its place alongside the classic narratives of the nation's greatest crisis." --Steven E. Woodworth, author of This Great Struggle: America's Civil War<p><br>

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<br>Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, both of which won the Lincoln Prize. His most recent books on Lincoln and the Civil War era are Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction.<br>


Chapter 1: A Nation Announcing Itself
Chapter 2: The Disillusion of Compromise
Chapter 3: From Debate to Civil War
Chapter 4: To War Upon Slavery: The East and Emancipation, 1861-1862
Chapter 5: Elusive Victories: East and West, 1862-1863
Chapter 6: The Soldier's Tale
Chapter 7: The Manufacture of War
Chapter 8: Year That Trembled: East and West, 1863
Chapter 9: World Turned Upside Down
Chapter 10: Stalemate and Triumph
Chapter 11: A Dim Shore Ahead