The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 9780307290380
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Civil War A Narrative

The Civil War  A Narrative
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN: 0307744671
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War A Narrative Book Excerpt:

This first volume of Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as the full, horrible scope of America’s great war becomes clear. Exhaustively researched and masterfully written, Foote’s epic account of the Civil War unfolds like a classic novel. Includes maps throughout. "Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives…a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters."—Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily News "A stunning book full of color, life, character and a new atmosphere of the Civil War, and at the same time a narrative of unflagging power. Eloquent proof that an historian should be a writer above all else." —Burke Davis "To read this great narrative is to love the nation—to love it through the living knowledge of its mortal division. Whitman, who ultimately knew and loved the bravery and frailty of the soldiers, observed that the real Civil War would never be written and perhaps should not be. For me, Shelby Foote has written it.... This work was done to last forever." —James M. Cox, Southern Review

Civil War and Narrative

Civil War and Narrative
Author: Karine Deslandes,Fabrice Mourlon,Bruno Tribout
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN: 3319611798
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil War and Narrative Book Excerpt:

This book explores the representation of intra-state conflicts. It offers a distinctive approach by looking at narrative forms and strategies associated with civil war testimony, historiography and memory. The volume seeks to reflect current research in civil war in a number of disciplines and covers a range of geographical areas, from the advent of modern forms of testimonies, history writing and public remembering in the early modern period, to the present day. In focusing on narrative, broadly defined, the contributors not only explore civil war testimonies, historiography and memory as separate fields of inquiry, but also highlight the interplay between these areas, which are shown to share porous boundaries. Chapters look at the ways in which various narrative forms feed off each other, be they oral, written or visual narratives, personal or collective accounts, or testimonies from victims or perpetrators.

Fort Sumter to Perryville

Fort Sumter to Perryville
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 840
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780712698023
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fort Sumter to Perryville Book Excerpt:

A narrative history of the American Civil War, which covers not only the battles and the troop movements but also the social background that brought on the war and led, in the end, to the South's defeat.

Mississippi s Civil War

Mississippi s Civil War
Author: Ben Wynne
Publsiher: Mercer University Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780881460391
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mississippi s Civil War Book Excerpt:

An examination of Mississippi's Civil War experience in a social, political and military context, this book begins with an introductory overview of the pre-war socio-political climate of the state and ends with a treatment of Mississippi's post-war environment and the rise of Lost Cause mythology, covering pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period and revealing the experiences of Mississippians as they struggled to deal with the crisis.

The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 840
Release: 200?
ISBN: 9780307290465
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War Book Excerpt:

"Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox"--Publisher description.

The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Geoffrey C. Ward,Kenneth Burns,RICHARD BURNS
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1994-09-06
ISBN: 9780679755432
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War Book Excerpt:

"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New York Time hailed it as "a treasure for the eye and mind." Now Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in a text-only edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee, but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray. The Civil War also includes essays by our most distinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war's origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war's soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

The Passionate War

The Passionate War
Author: Peter Wyden
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 616
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Spain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passionate War Book Excerpt:

"The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975."--Wikipedia.

Shelby Foote the Civil War a Narrative Secession to Fort Henry

Shelby Foote  the Civil War  a Narrative  Secession to Fort Henry
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Time Life Education
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780783501000
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shelby Foote the Civil War a Narrative Secession to Fort Henry Book Excerpt:

In this fourth volume of the 40th Anniversity Edition of the epic work, Mr. Foote recounts Second Manassas and the subsequent Confederate invasions of Northern territory, East and West, including the Antietam campaign and Bragg's.

The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1958
ISBN: 9780307290236
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Civil War a Narrative Fredericksburg to Meridian

The Civil War  a Narrative  Fredericksburg to Meridian
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2934
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780394746234
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War a Narrative Fredericksburg to Meridian Book Excerpt:

Tre binds værk om den Amerikanske Borgerkrig 1861 - 1865.

The Civil War A Narrative

The Civil War  A Narrative
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 852
Release: 1986-11-12
ISBN: 0394746236
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War A Narrative Book Excerpt:

This first volume of Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as the full, horrible scope of America’s great war becomes clear. Exhaustively researched and masterfully written, Foote’s epic account of the Civil War unfolds like a classic novel. Includes maps throughout. "Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives…a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters."—Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily News "A stunning book full of color, life, character and a new atmosphere of the Civil War, and at the same time a narrative of unflagging power. Eloquent proof that an historian should be a writer above all else." —Burke Davis "To read this great narrative is to love the nation—to love it through the living knowledge of its mortal division. Whitman, who ultimately knew and loved the bravery and frailty of the soldiers, observed that the real Civil War would never be written and perhaps should not be. For me, Shelby Foote has written it.... This work was done to last forever." —James M. Cox, Southern Review

Archaeology Narrative and the Politics of the Past

Archaeology  Narrative  and the Politics of the Past
Author: Julia A. King
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-07-15
ISBN: 1572338881
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Narrative and the Politics of the Past Book Excerpt:

In this innovative work, Julia King moves nimbly among a variety of sources and disciplinary approaches—archaeological, historical, architectural, literary, and art-historical—to show how places take on, convey, and maintain meanings. Focusing on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, King looks at the ways in which various groups, from patriots and politicians of the antebellum era to present-day archaeologists and preservationists, have transformed key landscapes into historical, indeed sacred, spaces. The sites King examines include the region’s vanishing tobacco farms; St. Mary’s City, established as Maryland’s first capital by English settlers in the seventeenth century; and Point Lookout, the location of a prison for captured Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. As the author explores the historical narratives associated with such places, she uncovers some surprisingly durable myths as well as competing ones. St. Mary’s City, for example, early on became the center of Maryland’s “founding narrative” of religious tolerance, a view commemorated in nineteenth-century celebrations and reflected even today in local museum exhibits and preserved buildings. And at Point Lookout, one private group has established a Confederate Memorial Park dedicated to those who died at the prison, thus nurturing the Lost Cause ideology that arose in the South in the late 1800s, while nearby the custodians of a 1,000-acre state park avoid controversy by largely ignoring the area’s Civil War history, preferring instead to concentrate on recreation and tourism, an unusually popular element of which has become the recounting of ghost stories. As King shows, the narratives that now constitute the public memory in southern Maryland tend to overlook the region’s more vexing legacies, particularly those involving slavery and race. Noting how even her own discipline of historical archaeology has been complicit in perpetuating old narratives, King calls for research—particularly archaeological research—that produces new stories and “counter-narratives” that challenge old perceptions and interpretations and thus convey a more nuanced grasp of a complicated past. Julia A. King is an associate professor of anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she coordinates the Museum Studies Program and directs the SlackWater Center, a consortium devoted to exploring, documenting, and interpreting the changing landscapes of Chesapeake communities. She is also coeditor, with Dennis B. Blanton, of Indian and European Contact in Context: The Mid-Atlantic Region.

The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

The Civil War Dead and American Modernity
Author: Ian Finseth
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 0190848359
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War Dead and American Modernity Book Excerpt:

The Civil War Dead and American Modernity offers a fundamental rethinking of the cultural importance of the American Civil War dead. Tracing their representational afterlife across a massive array of historical, visual, and literary documents from 1861 to 1914, Ian Finseth maintains that the war dead played a central, complex, and paradoxical role in how Americans experienced and understood the modernization of the United States. From eyewitness accounts of battle to photographs and paintings, and from full-dress histories of the war to fictional narratives, Finseth shows that the dead circulated through American cultural life in ways that we have not fully appreciated, and that require an expanded range of interpretive strategies to understand. While individuals grieved and relinquished their own loved ones, the collective Civil War dead, Finseth argues, came to form a kind of symbolic currency that informed Americans' melancholic relationship to their own past. Amid the turbulence of the postbellum era, as the United States embarked decisively upon its technological, geopolitical, and intellectual modernity, the dead provided an illusion of coherence, intelligibility, and continuity in the national self. At the same time, they seemed to represent a traumatic break in history and the loss of a simpler world, and their meanings could never be completely contained by the political discourse that surrounded them. Reconstructing the formal, rhetorical, and ideological strategies by which postwar American society reimagined, and continues to reimagine, the Civil War dead, Finseth also shows that a strain of critical thought was alert to this dynamic from the very years of the war itself. The Civil War Dead and American Modernity is at once a study of the politics of mortality, the disintegration of American Victorianism, and the role of visual and literary art in both forming and undermining social consensus.

The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative

The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative
Author: John Ernest
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 0199875685
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative Book Excerpt:

Given the rise of new interdisciplinary and methodological approaches to African American and Black Atlantic studies, The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative will offer a fresh, wide-ranging assessment of this major American literary genre. The volume will begin with articles that consider the fundamental concerns of gender, sexuality, community, and the Christian ethos of suffering and redemption that are central to any understanding of slave narratives. The chapters that follow will interrogate the various agendas behind the production of both pre- and post-Emancipation narratives and take up the various interpretive problems they pose. Strategic omissions and veiled gestures were often necessary in these life accounts as they revealed disturbing, too-painful truths, far beyond what white audiences were prepared to hear. While touching upon the familiar canonical autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, the Handbook will pay more attention to the under-studied narratives of Josiah Henson, Sojourner Truth, William Grimes, Henry Box Brown, and other often-overlooked accounts. In addition to the literary autobiographies of bondage, the volume will anatomize the powerful WPA recordings of interviews with former slaves during the late 1930s. With essays on the genre's imaginative afterlife, its final essays will chart the emergence and development of neoslave narratives, most notably in Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, Toni Morrisons's Beloved and Octavia Butler's provocative science fiction novel, Kindred. In short, the Handbook will provide a long-overdue assessment of the state of the genre and the vital scholarship that continues to grow around it, work that is offering some of the most provocative analysis emerging out of the literary studies discipline as a whole.

The Civil War A Narrative

The Civil War  A Narrative
Author: Shelby Foote
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 1986-11-12
ISBN: 0394746228
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War A Narrative Book Excerpt:

This final volume of Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history of the Civil War brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic dénouement of the war—the assassination of President Lincoln. Features maps throughout. "An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist." —Walker Percy “To read this chronicle is an awesome and moving experience. History and literature are rarely so thoroughly combined as here; one finishes this volume convinced that no one need undertake this particular enterprise again.” —Newsweek “In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail, in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject. . . . Written in the tradition of the great historian-artists—Gibbon, Prescott, Napier, Freeman—it stands alongside the work of the best of them.” —The New Republic “The most written-about war in history has, with this completion of Shelby Foote’s trilogy, been given the epic treatment it deserves.” —Providence Journal

Faces of the Civil War Navies

Faces of the Civil War Navies
Author: Ronald S. Coddington
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2016-10-30
ISBN: 1421421372
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces of the Civil War Navies Book Excerpt:

Explore the human side of the Civil War through archival images and biographical sketches of Confederate and Union sailors. During the American Civil War, more than one hundred thousand men fought on ships at sea or on one of America’s great inland rivers. There were no large-scale fleet engagements, yet the navies, particularly the Union Navy, did much to define the character of the war and affect its length. The first hostile shots roared from rebel artillery at Charleston Harbor. Along the Mississippi River and other inland waterways across the South, Union gunboats were often the first to arrive in deadly enemy territory. In the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic seaboard, blockaders in blue floated within earshot of gray garrisons that guarded vital ports. And on the open seas, rebel raiders wreaked havoc on civilian shipping. In Faces of the Civil War Navies, Civil War photograph collector Ronald S. Coddington focuses his skills on the Union and Confederate navies. Using identifiable cartes de visite of common sailors on both sides of the war, many of them never before published, Coddington uncovers the personal histories of each individual. These unique narratives are drawn from military and pension records, letters, diaries, period newspapers, and other primary sources. In addition to presenting the personal stories of seventy-seven intrepid volunteers, Coddington also focuses on the momentous naval events that ushered in an era of ironclad ships and other technical innovations. Taken collectively, these “snapshots” show that the history of war is not merely a chronicle of campaigns won and lost, it is the collective personal odysseys of thousands of individual men.

After the Civil War

After the Civil War
Author: Michael Richards
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1107244420
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Civil War Book Excerpt:

The Spanish Civil War was fought not only on the streets and battlefields from 1936 to 1939 but also through memory and trauma in the decades that followed. This fascinating book reassesses the eras of war, dictatorship and transition to democracy in light of the memory boom in Spain since the late 1990s. It explores how the civil war and its repressive aftermath have been remembered and represented from 1939 to the present through the interweaving of war memories, political power and changing social relations. Acknowledgement and remembrance were circumscribed during the war's immediate aftermath and only the victors were free to remember collectively during the long Franco era. Michael Richards recasts social memory as a profoundly historical product of migration, political events and evolving forms of collective identity through the 1950s, the transition to democracy in the 1970s, and in the bitterly contested politics of memory since the 1990s.

Last Days of the Civil War

Last Days of the Civil War
Author: Bruce Catton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 1101970685
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Days of the Civil War Book Excerpt:

From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning history A Stillness at Appomattox, an electrifying account of the end of the Civil War—Grant and Lee’s final maneuvers as four years of internecine conflict inched to a close. “The end of the war was like the beginning, with the army marching down the open road under the spring sky.” Here is the triumphant close of Bruce Catton’s history of the Army of the Potomac, the major Union army that fought and ultimately won the war. In the spring of 1865, the war was in its endgame, as Grant broke through the defenses at Petersburg and chased Lee’s army for the final clash. Meanwhile, Lee had one final option open to him: escape to North Carolina and join up with General Joe Johnston or otherwise accept defeat. Here are the war’s final days and minutes, the race to the finish of America’s bloodiest years.

Self Censorship in Contexts of Conflict

Self Censorship in Contexts of Conflict
Author: Daniel Bar-Tal,Rafi Nets-Zehngut,Keren Sharvit
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 3319633783
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Censorship in Contexts of Conflict Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking volume explores the concept of self-censorship as it relates to individuals and societies and functions as a barrier to peace. Defining self-censorship as the act of intentionally and voluntarily withholding information from others in the absence of formal obstacles, the volumes introduces self-censorship as one of the socio-psychological mechanisms that prevent the free flow of information and thus obstruct proper functioning of democratic societies. Moreover it analyzes this socio-psychological phenomenon specifically in the context of intractable conflict, providing much evidence from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moving from the micro to the macro level, the collected chapters put the individual as the focal unit of psychological analysis while embedding the individual in multiple levels of context including families, organizations, and societies. Following a firm conceptual explanation of self-censorship, a selection of both emerging and prominent scholars describe the ways in which self-censorship factors into families, organizations, education, academia, and other settings. Further chapters discuss self-censorship in military contexts, narratives of political violence, and the media. Finally, the volume concludes by looking at the ways in which harmful self-censorship in societies can be overcome, and explores the future of self-censorship research. In doing so, this volume solidifies self-censorship as an important phenomenon of social behavior with major individual and collective consequences, while stimulating exciting and significant new research possibilities in the social and behavioral sciences. Conceptually carving out a new area in peace psychology, Self Censorship in Contexts of Peace and Conflict will appeal to psychologists, sociologists, peace researchers, political scientists, practitioners, and all those with a wish to understand the personal and societal functioning of individuals in the real world.