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Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom

The Civil War Era

  • Author: James M. McPherson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199743902
  • Category: History
  • Page: 952
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom

The Civil War Era

  • Author: James M. McPherson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195168280
  • Category: History
  • Page: 786
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Features color illustrations and maps that covers the period of the Mexican War until the end of the Civil War in 1865, focusing in detail on the military campaigns, including strategy and logistics, and key figures.

The Battle Cry of Freedom

The Battle Cry of Freedom

An Alphonso Clay Mystery of the Civil War

  • Author: Jack Martin
  • Publisher: Fireship Press
  • ISBN: 193558586X
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  • Page: 264
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A traitor, a free-lance female spy, and a murderer-all must be dealt with or the Army of the Ohio is lost. Tennessee, Autumn 1863. Staggered by the loss of Vicksburg in July, the Confederacy has rebounded with a crushing defeat of the Union forces at Chickamauga. The shattered Union army now lies stranded and under siege. Washington has dispatched Ulysses S. Grant to retrieve the situation. But Grant finds that his task is made almost impossible by the presence of a rebel spy high in the Union command structure. Unfortunately, the only officer who could identify the spy is murdered before he can reveal the traitor's name. Grant dispatches Captain Alphonso Clay to find the murderous turncoat, but Clay soon finds himself in a nest of intrigue. To identify the traitor, he must solve the murder, deal with a lethal female undercover agent for the financier Jay Gould, and overcome a monstrous secret society that is older than the United States itself. As Longstreet's army surrounds Knoxville, Clay races the clock to keep the Army of the Ohio from being betrayed to the Confederacy. If that should happen, the Confederacy would regain all that it lost at Vicksburg, and will be well on its way to ultimate victory.

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era

The Civil War Era

  • Author: James M. McPherson George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Princeton University
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199729360
  • Category: History
  • Page: 800
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Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times Bestseller, Battle Cry of Freedom is universally recognized as the definitive account of the Civil War. It was hailed in The New York Times as "historical writing of the highest order." The Washington Post called it "the finest single volume on the war and its background." And The Los Angeles Times wrote that "of the 50,000 books written on the Civil War, it is the finest compression of that national paroxysm ever fitted between two covers." Now available in a splendid new edition is The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom. Boasting some seven hundred pictures, including a hundred and fifty color images and twenty-four full-color maps, here is the ultimate gift book for everyone interested in American history. McPherson has selected all the illustrations, including rare contemporary photographs, period cartoons, etchings, woodcuts, and paintings, carefully choosing those that best illuminate the narrative. More important, he has written extensive captions (some 35,000 words in all, virtually a book in themselves), many of which offer genuinely new information and interpretations that significantly enhance the text. The text itself, streamlined by McPherson, remains a fast-paced narrative that brilliantly captures two decades of contentious American history, from the Mexican War to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The reader will find a truly masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities--as well as McPherson's thoughtful commentary on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. A must-have purchase for the legions of Civil War buffs, The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom is both a spectacularly beautiful volume and the definitive account of the most important conflict in our nation's history.

Civil War Songs and Ballads for Guitar

Civil War Songs and Ballads for Guitar

  • Author: Jerry Silverman
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486419022
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 159
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Forty-one favorites: songs to rally the troops, ballads of sorrow, even some of hope and humor. Includes Marching Through Georgia, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Go Down, Moses, many others. Each song printed as a guitar solo and also as a "lead sheet" with accompaniment and complete lyrics.

Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore!

Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore!

  • Author: Andrew H. Dabczynski,Bob Phillips
  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 9781457413353
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 48
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At last the excitement of traditional folk fiddling can be experienced by your entire string orchestra! Written by two renowned educators, this fun and motivating collection of 16 cross-cultural fiddle tunes is presented in a unique format that makes it perfect for players of any level or age. Each tune includes a solo version, followed by a 3-part "arrangement" for group performance. Chord symbols, for improvisation additional instruments (guitar, mandolin, etc.) are also included.

Battle Hymns

Battle Hymns

The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

  • Author: Christian McWhirter
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed. Drawing on an array of published and archival sources, Christian McWhirter analyzes the myriad ways music influenced popular culture in the years surrounding the war and discusses its deep resonance for both whites and blacks, South and North. Though published songs of the time have long been catalogued and appreciated, McWhirter is the first to explore what Americans actually said and did with these pieces. By gauging the popularity of the most prominent songs and examining how Americans used them, McWhirter returns music to its central place in American life during the nation's greatest crisis. The result is a portrait of a war fought to music.

The Battle-cry of Freedom

The Battle-cry of Freedom

  • Author: George Frederick Root
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano
  • Page: 2
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The Republic of Nature

The Republic of Nature

An Environmental History of the United States

  • Author: Mark Fiege
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295804149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/

War on the Waters

War on the Waters

The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865

  • Author: James M. McPherson
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807835889
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
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A book with 23 illustrations, 19 maps, notes, a bibliography and an index offers a sweeping history of the Civil War navies in action.