Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

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Juni 2000



A major new narrative interpretation of the Civil War is offered by the dean of American military historians. In his most controversial assertion, Weigley contends that the South, despite its powerful defense, was ambivalent about leaving the Union and gave up more easily than might have been expected. 50 maps.


List of Maps Note on Style Introduction To the Gettysburg Address Nineteenth-Century Americans at War Why Did They Fight? Chapter One. From Secession to War The Forts at Charleston The Anomalous Southern Nation The South Begins to Mobilise Fort Sumter: The Crisis Approaches Fort Sumter: The Bombardment Militant America Chapter Two. The Battle Lines Form Napoleonic War : War in a New Style Washington Rescued Contentious Missouri: A Failure for Both Sides Neutralist Kentucky Western Virginia Secession within Secession Mobilising the Union First Bull Run Chapter Three. Groping for Strategy and Purpose The Union: War Aims at Military Frustration The Confederacy Recruitment, finance, Blockade, and War Production The Invincible United States Navy The Trent Affair and a Paper Tiger The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War Lincoln and the Purpose of the War McClellan and the Purpose of the War Chapter Four. Bloodshed and Indecision An Unhappy New Year Mill Springs A Western Strategy Takes Shape Pea Ridge: The Great Battle of the Trans-Mississippi The Far West Forts Henry and Donelson Shiloh Western Drumbeat: New Madrid, Island No. 10, The Locomotive General, Corinth, New Orleans Conscription in the South The Potomac Front Battle of Ironclads McClellan Launches the Peninsula Campaign Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign The Climax on the Peninsula: The Seven Days Chapter Five. The Confederacy Takes the Initiative Cedar Mountain and Second Bull Run Lee's First Strategic Offensive: The Maryland Campaign Confederate Riposte in the West: Iuka and Corinth Confederate Offensive in the West: The Kentucky Campaign Lee versus McClellan--For the Last Time Chapter Six. Of Liberty and War The End of Slavery: The Sea Islands The End of Slavery: Congressional Action The End of Slavery: The President Liberty Imperilled in the Name of Liberty The End of Slavery: Arming African Americans Chapter Seven. Armies and Societies Fredericksburg, the Mississippi River Campaign, and Stones River Lincoln and the Republican Party Congress Refashions the Union The Union Pays for Its War Dissent in War: The Opposition in the North Inside the Confederacy Charleston Harbor and Chancellorsville Chapter Eight. Three Seasons of Battle Paying the Toll of War: The Military Draft in the North The March to Gettysburg Gettysburg: The Battle Gettysburg: The Assessment Vicksburg: Preparations Vicksburg: Grant's Great Campaign of Maneuver Warfare The Trans-Mississippi Chickamauga Chattanooga Coda Chapter Nine. On the Horizon, the Postwar World Assuring Freedom The Burden of Race From Battlefield to Polling Place (I) The Beginnings of Reconstruction The Union: The War, the Economy, and the Society The Confederacy: Accelerating Breakdown Chapter Ten. Traditional Politics and Modern War Lincoln Renominated The Union Army Retained The Generalship of U.S. Grant The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor The Race to Petersburg The Siege of Petersburg: The First Phase C.S.S. Alabama A Catalog of Union Frustration: Red River, Bermuda Hundred, and Washington The Politics of Military Deadlock Chapter Eleven. Suspense and Resolution Chattanooga to Atlanta Battling for Atlanta Mobile Bay Sheridan's Valley Campaign From Battlefield to Polling Place (II) Chapter Twelve. The Relentless War Sheridan's War against the Enemy's Economy Sheridan's War against the Enemy's Economy and Morale The Death Throes of the Confederacy The End of Slavery: The Constitutional Assurance Chapter Thirteen. The Fires Die Franklin and Nashville The Campaign of the Carolinas The Petersburg Campaign: Summer 1865 - Spring 1865 To Appomattox Richmond and Reunion Durham Station The Terrible Assassination, and the Terrible War The Sudden Death of the Confederacy Notes Bibliography


Russell F. Weigley (1930-2004) was Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Temple University. He is author of numerous books, including The American Way of War, Eisenhower's Lieutenants, and The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo, all available from Indiana University Press.


" ... intellectual virtuosity, regularly repeated in these pages, make this notable book the counterpoint to James McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom."--Publishers Weekly "Weigley always ensures that his discussion of the war keeps the political dimension very much in the foreground... there is much to admire in the breadth of his coverage."--Brian Holden Reid, The Times Higher, June 14, 2002
EAN: 9780253337382
ISBN: 0253337380
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2000
Seitenanzahl: 648 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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