The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

By Harry Turtledove

January 1864—General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. the military of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equipped. Gettysburg has damaged the again of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower.

Then, Andries Rhoodie, a wierd guy with an unplaceable accessory, methods Lee with a rare supply. Rhoodie demonstrates an grand rifle: Its cost of fireplace is superb, its deadly potency breathtaking—and Rhoodie promises limitless quantitites to the Confederates.

The identify of the weapon is the AK-47…

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Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life by Ira Berlin

By Ira Berlin

So significant used to be labour within the lives of African-American slaves that it has frequently been taken with no consideration, with little realization given to the kind of paintings that slaves did and the situations surrounding it. Cultivation and tradition brings jointly essays by way of top students of slavery - historians, anthropologists and sociologists - to discover while, the place and the way slaves laboured in starting to be the hot World's nice staples and the way this paintings formed the establishment of slavery and the lives of African-American slaves.

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Cobb's Legion Cavalry: A History and Roster of the Ninth by Harriet Bey Mesic

By Harriet Bey Mesic

Cobb's Legion Cavalry: A heritage and Roster of the 9th Georgia Volunteers within the Civil battle КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: McFarland & corporation, IncАвтор(ы): Harriet Bey MesicЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2009Количество страниц: 377ISBN: 978-0-7864-3795-5Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 5,02 mb"The top regiment of both military, North or South"--this was once the outline of Cobb's Legion provided via accomplice normal Wade Hampton in the course of the Civil conflict. this massive and skilled unit performed an important position for the South in the course of the struggle. Their activities in additional than one hundred thirty battles and different engagements over the process the conflict are the topic of this publication. also, biographies of the officials and the approximately 1500 males of the regiment are integrated, in addition to documents of these who died, abandoned, or have been prisoners of battle. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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The Civil War in American Culture (Baas Paperbacks) by Will Kaufman

By Will Kaufman

This sequence has develop into an quintessential assortment in American experiences. each one quantity tackles a major region and is written through knowledgeable in the self-discipline. This leading edge e-book explores the cultural origins and enduring legacy of the yankee Civil warfare, concentrating on its persisted impact in modern literature, movie, song, digital media, fabric tradition, and public functionality. It delves into either common and formerly unexplored territory to bare the hyperlinks among heritage and modern tradition. the 1st bankruptcy discusses ante-bellum tradition and the half cultural forces performed within the sectional situation that exploded into full-blown conflict in 1861. next chapters specialise in specific issues and interpretations as they've got seemed in American tradition, relatively accomplice revivalism; cultural makes use of of martyrdom; the centrality of race; the War's destabilization of gender norms; and the War's position in digital and transnational tradition. (August 2007)

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Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War by William B. Lees, Frederick P. Gaske

By William B. Lees, Frederick P. Gaske

“A entire exam of the ways that the wartime provider and sacrifice of Floridians has been memorialized from the Reconstruction period throughout the current. A helpful contribution to the topic of Civil struggle Memory.”—David J. Coles, coeditor of A Yankee Horseman within the Shenandoah Valley
 
“A entire consultant. The authors find each Civil warfare monument in Florida and clarify their symbolism.”—Daniel L. Schafer, writer of Thunder at the River: The Civil conflict in Northeast Florida
 
One hundred and fifty years in the past, Florida used to be shaken by way of conflict, blockade, monetary deprivation, and the dying of local sons either inside of and much open air its borders. at the present time, tributes to the valor and sacrifice of Florida’s squaddies, sailors, and civilians are available from the Panhandle to the Keys. Authors Lees and Gaske examine the variety of Civil battle monuments in-built Florida among Reconstruction and the current day, elucidating their emblematic and social dimensions.
           
Most monuments in-built Florida honor the Confederacy, praising the valor of Southern squaddies and infrequently extolling the righteousness in their “Lost Cause.” even as, a desirable minority of Union monuments additionally exists within the state—and those undergo particularly muted messages. Recalling Deeds Immortal shows how the production of those bronze and stone monuments created new social battlegrounds as, through the years, teams similar to the women’ Memorial institutions, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Grand military of the Republic competed to manage the messages in the back of the memorialization of fallen squaddies and veterans. studying the evolution of Civil warfare monuments, the authors reveal that the development of those memorials is itself a huge a part of Civil battle and post–Civil conflict history.

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Well Satisfied with My Position: The Civil War Journal of by Associate Professor Michael A Flannery PhD, Katherine H.

By Associate Professor Michael A Flannery PhD, Katherine H. Oomens

Well happy with My Position bargains a first-person account of military existence throughout the Civil War’s Peninsula crusade and conflict of Fredericksburg. Spencer Bonsall, who joined the 81st Pennsylvania Infantry as a health facility steward, stored a magazine from March 1862 till March 1863, whilst he all at once ceased writing. Editors Michael A. Flannery and Katherine H. Oomens position his reports within the context of the sphere of Civil warfare drugs and proceed his tale in an epilogue.

             educated as a druggist while he used to be in his early twenties, Bonsall traveled the area, spent 8 years on a tea plantation in India, and settled in Philadelphia, the place he labored within the urban surveyor’s workplace. yet in March 1862, whilst he used to be in his mid-forties, the trap of serving his nation at the battlefield led Bonsall to affix the 81st Pennsylvania Infantry as a sanatorium steward.

             Bonsall loved his existence with the Union military firstly, evaluating bivouacking within the woods to in simple terms picnicking on a grand scale. “We are approximately as jolly a collection of outdated bachelors as are available in Virginia,” Bonsall wrote. yet his first style of the aftermath of conflict at reasonable Oaks and the Seven Days’ Battles in Virginia replaced his brain in regards to the joys of soldiering—though he by no means misplaced his zeal for the Union cause.

             Bonsall information the camp lifetime of a soldier from firsthand adventure, outlines the engagements of the 81st, and strains the conflict of Fredericksburg and the Peninsula crusade. He files evidence no longer to be had somewhere else approximately camp stipulations, attitudes towards Union generals and accomplice squaddies, and troop movements.

             From the tip of June to past due October 1862, Bonsall’s disease stored him from writing in his magazine. He picked up the list back in December 1862, ahead of the conflict of Fredericksburg, Virginia, during which the Union suffered a amazing 10,200 casualties and the 81st Pennsylvania misplaced greater than part its males. He vividly describes the bloody aftermath. Bonsall’s horse was once shot out from beneath him on the conflict of Gettysburg, injuring him heavily and finishing his army occupation. even though he used to be indexed as “sick in medical institution” at the regiment’s muster rolls, he used to be classified a deserter within the U.S. military files. certainly, after restoration from his accidents, Bonsall walked clear of the military to renew existence in Philadelphia together with his spouse and child.

Published for the 1st time, Bonsall’s magazine deals an surprisingly own glimpse into the situations and causes of a guy bodily ruined via the conflict. Seventeen illustrations, together with a few drawn through Bonsall himself, aid carry this narrative to life.

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This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War by James M. McPherson

By James M. McPherson

The writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning conflict Cry of Freedom and the recent York occasions bestsellers Crossroads of Freedom and attempted through warfare, between many different award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil warfare historian. during this choice of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson deals clean perception into a few of the enduring questions on one of many defining moments in our nation's historical past. McPherson sheds gentle on subject matters huge and small, from the common soldier's avid love of newspapers to the postwar construction of the mystique of a misplaced reason within the South. Readers will locate insightful items on such fascinating figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such important concerns as accomplice army procedure, the failure of peace negotiations to finish the warfare, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy. This powerful Scourge contains numerous never-before-published essays--pieces on basic Robert E. Lee's targets within the Gettysburg crusade, on Lincoln and supply within the Vicksburg crusade, and on Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. the entire essays were up-to-date and revised to provide the quantity higher thematic coherence and continuity, in order that it may be learn in series as an interpretive heritage of the conflict and its that means for the US and the area. Combining the best scholarship with luminous prose, and jam-packed with new info and clean principles, this ebook brings jointly the newest pondering via the nation's top authority at the Civil conflict.

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Lincoln for President: An Underdog's Path to the 1860 by Timothy S. Good

By Timothy S. Good

This can be a narrative of Abraham Lincoln's bid for the White condo from 1858 via 1860. Lincoln gave the look of an extended shot from the beginning--a one time period congressmen, he'd by no means served as a pass judgement on or governor or in any statewide workplace, and he had misplaced campaigns for the U.S. Senate. How, then, did he overtake numerous probably better-qualified applicants to finally defeat William Seward for his younger party's nomination? This paintings bargains a daily account that demonstrates how Lincoln's personality, and his upholding of the announcement of Independence's daring assertion of human equality, helped him triumph. these qualities, it truly is argued, have been way more vital than any political machinations or backroom offers on the conference. This booklet is a sequel to The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the Making of a President via a similar writer (McFarland, 2007).

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