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Too Great a Burden to BearThe Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

Christopher B. Bean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823268757
eISBN:
9780823271771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268757.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In its brief seven-year existence, the Freedmen’s Bureau became the epicenter of the debate about Reconstruction. Cognizant of its responsibilities, partisans fiercely debated its necessity. ... More

A Tour of ReconstructionTravel Letters of 1875

A Tour of Reconstruction: Travel Letters of 1875

Anna Dickinson

J. Matthew Gallman, (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134246
eISBN:
9780813135946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134246.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the Civil War, public speaker Anna Elizabeth Dickinson became a national sensation, lecturing on abolitionism, women's rights, and the Union war effort. After the war she remained one of the ... More

Trench Warfare Under Grant & LeeField Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

Trench Warfare Under Grant & Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831540
eISBN:
9781469603292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882382_hess
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book's study of armies and fortifications turns to the 1864 Overland Campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful ... More

Wars within a WarControversy and Conflict over the American Civil War

Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War

Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832752
eISBN:
9781469605838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898444_waugh
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book extends the discussion of Civil War controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. Chapters address, among other topics, Walt Whitman's poetry, the handling of ... More

Washington BrotherhoodPolitics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Rachel A. Shelden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610863_Shelden
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Traditional portrayals of politicians in antebellum Washington, D.C., describe a violent and divisive society, full of angry debates and violent duels, a microcosm of the building animosity ... More

West Pointers and the Civil WarThe Old Army in War and Peace

West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832783
eISBN:
9781469605081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898567_hsieh
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into ... More

Why Confederates FoughtFamily and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831588
eISBN:
9781469605203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887653_sheehan-dean
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book is a study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War. It aims to capture the inner world of the rank-and-file. Utilizing new statistical evidence and ... More

The Wilderness Campaign

The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More

The Won CauseBlack and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Barbara A. Gannon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the years after the Civil War, black and white Union soldiers who survived the horrific struggle joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)—the Union army's largest veterans' organization. This ... More

The World the Civil War Made

The World the Civil War Made

Gregory Downs and Kate Masur (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624181
eISBN:
9781469624204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624181.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At the close of the Civil War, it was clear that the military conflict that began in South Carolina and was fought largely east of the Mississippi River had changed the politics, policy, and daily ... More

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