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  1. Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War, by James M. McPherson
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White believers routinely misinterpreted the spiritual desires of enslaved people and misunderstood black Christians as affirming a white supremacist, paternalist gospel.

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David W. Knopf, Perhaps the best single volume on what common soldiers North and South thought the war was about, and why so many believed that their cause was worth dying for. George C. A comprehensive tour de force that explores the variety of ways in which Americans—North and South, soldiers and civilians—drew on religious faith to make sense of the pace, progress, and larger meaning of the war.

A narrative overview of the war by a leading historian, this book poses the question of whether the war was waged justly, paying special attention to the criteria of discrimination did contending armies take care to differentiate between combatants and non-combatants and proportionality were the costs exacted by the war in some sense proportional to the benefits expected.

Davis sums up a life-time of studying slavery in the Western world with this accessible, yet very wide ranging volume. The emancipation of American slaves occupies only a small part of his narrative, but taking in the whole book gives readers a great understanding of where the American story fits into the much bigger picture. Because the book came from material first prepared for high school teachers, it communicates a complex story with unusual clarity.

This big new book is encyclopedic. Virtually every dimension—from the service of chaplains and revivals in the camps to scoffers who disdained religion and true believers who valued it supremely, and much more—receives splendid treatment. Harry S.

This is one of the very best books on the perennially difficult subject of Abraham Lincoln and religion. It excels at positioning Lincoln in the political and intellectual history of his own day. Robert J. Robert Miller is a Catholic priest and a long-time participant in Civil War roundtables. In this excellent book for those seeking a quick overview of the subject, he brings to bear expertly both his wide knowledge of the war and the religious sensitivity of his vocation.

Lacy K. The result is a nuanced treatment of how different economic regions of the slaveholding South came to terms with the institution in diverse and sometimes contradictory ways. Daniel W. It is a seminal work in the literature on southern Unionism that highlights the regional variations among white southern views of secession.

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Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War, by James M. McPherson

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Bruce Catton. Publisher: Berkley , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. Review : This eclectic collection of historical musings, published posthumously from educational tape recordings Catton made during his life, is must reading for Civil War buffs.

The Verge: Reflections on a Second Civil War - American Affairs Journal

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Search for all books with this author and title. Grant had said that he intended to fight it out on that line if it took all summer.

source link Lincoln added: "I say we are going through on this line if it takes three years more. Confederate President Jefferson Davis was no less determined.

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We will govern ourselves. Many people in both North and South sometimes faltered in the face of the war's terrible cost in lives and resources. Others opposed the war altogether. But enough supported the contrasting goals of Lincoln and Davis that the war continued four long years, ending only when Southern resources and Confederate armies had been so eviscerated that they were no longer capable of fighting.