Ordeal By Fire: The Civil War And Reconstruction: The Civil War and Reconstruction

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byJames Mcpherson, James Hogue

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Ordeal by Fire blends the most up-to-date scholarship with interpretations based on decades of teaching, research, and writing, to tell an important story--that of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led to a unique, tragic, and transitional event in American history. The fourth edition welcomes the addition of coauthor James Hogue of University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Hogue brings his Reconstruction expertise to the third section of the book, bringing more up-to-date scholarship and interpretations to the story of repairing a nation.

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Ordeal by Fire blends the most up-to-date scholarship with interpretations based on decades of teaching, research, and writing, to tell an important story--that of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideol...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.5 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:March 2, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Setting of Conflict

Part One: The Coming of War

Chapter One: American Modernization, 1800-1860

Chapter Two: The Antebellum South

Chapter Three: The Ideological Conflict over Slavery

Chapter Four: Texas, Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850

Chapter Five: Filibusters, Fugitives, and Nativists

Chapter Six: Kansas and the Rise of the Republican Party

Chapter Seven: The Deepening Crisis, 1857-1859

Chapter Eight: The Critical Year, 1859-1860

Chapter Nine: Secession and the Coming of War

Part Two: The Civil War

Chapter Ten: A Brothers' War: The Upper South

Chapter Eleven: Mobilizing for War

Chapter Twelve: The Balance Sheet of War

Chapter Thirteen: The War at Home and Abroad

Chapter Fourteen: The Springtime of Northern Hope

Chapter Fifteen: Jackson and Lee Strike Back

Chapter Sixteen: Slavery and the War: Northern Politics, 1861-1862

Chapter Seventeen: The First Turning Point: Antietam and Emancipation

Chapter Eighteen: The Winter of Northern Discontent

Chapter Nineteen: The Second Turning Point: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga

Chapter Twenty: War Issues and Politics in 1863

Chapter Twenty-One: Behind the Lines

Chapter Twenty-Two: Wartime Reconstruction and the Freedpeople

Chapter Twenty-Three: Military Stalemate, 1864

Chapter Twenty-Four: The Third Turning Point: The Election of 1864

Chapter Twenty-Five: The End of the Confederacy

Part Three: Reconstruction

Chapter Twenty-Six: The Problems of Peace

Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Origins of "Radical Reconstruction"

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Reconstruction and the Crisis of Impeachment

Chapter Twenty-Nine: The First Grant Administration

Chapter Thirty: The Making of the New Regime in the South, 1869-1872

Chapter Thirty-One: Social and Economic Reconstruction

Chapter Thirty-Two: The Retreat from Reconstruction

Chapter Thirty-Three: The New SouthEpilogue