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The Resource Drawn with the sword : reflections on the American Civil War, James M. McPherson

Drawn with the sword : reflections on the American Civil War, James M. McPherson

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Drawn with the sword : reflections on the American Civil War
Title
Drawn with the sword
Title remainder
reflections on the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
Title variation
Reflections on the American Civil War
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Language
eng
Summary
Historian James McPherson discusses often-ignored issues such as the development of the Civil War into a modern "total war" against both soldiers and civilians, and the international impact of the American Civil War in advancing the cause of republicanism and democracy in countries from Brazil and Cuba to France and England. The final essay, "What's the Matter With History?", is a critique of the field of history today, which McPherson describes here as "more and more about less and less." He writes that professional historians have abandoned narrative history written for the greater audience of educated general readers in favor of impenetrable tomes on minor historical details which serve only to edify other academics, thus leaving the historical education of the general public to films and television programs such as Glory and Ken Burns's PBS documentary The Civil War
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Summary
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom shares a collection of thought-provoking essays on the Civil War, discussing the leaders of the era, the international impact of the war, slavery, the problems with the modern study of history, and other topics. UP
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221953
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DLC
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McPherson, James M
Dewey number
973.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Oxford University Press paperback
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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reflections on the American Civil War
Label
Drawn with the sword : reflections on the American Civil War, James M. McPherson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xii) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • How the Confederacy almost won
  • Lee dissected
  • Grant's final victory
  • A new birth of freedom
  • Who freed the slaves?
  • "The whole family of man": Lincoln and the last best hope abroad -- Historians and their audiences: What's the matter with history?
  • Antebellum southern exceptionalism: A new look at an old question
  • Tom on the cross
  • The war of southern aggression
  • The war that never goes away
  • From limited to total war, 1861-1865
  • Race and class in the crucible of war
  • The Glory story
  • Why did the Confederacy lose?
Control code
ocm32969052
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780195096798
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
95038107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32969052
Label
Drawn with the sword : reflections on the American Civil War, James M. McPherson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xii) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How the Confederacy almost won
  • Lee dissected
  • Grant's final victory
  • A new birth of freedom
  • Who freed the slaves?
  • "The whole family of man": Lincoln and the last best hope abroad -- Historians and their audiences: What's the matter with history?
  • Antebellum southern exceptionalism: A new look at an old question
  • Tom on the cross
  • The war of southern aggression
  • The war that never goes away
  • From limited to total war, 1861-1865
  • Race and class in the crucible of war
  • The Glory story
  • Why did the Confederacy lose?
Control code
ocm32969052
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780195096798
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
95038107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32969052

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