A Civil War

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ISBN: 9780316378048
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Number of pages: 432
Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online A Civil War in PDF and EPUB Feinstein follows the Army and Navy football teams through the 1994 season, culminating with an account of the dramatic December face-off, and brings to life one of the oldest and most heated rivalries in American sport.

Civil War

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ISBN: 0307271137
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Number of pages: 368
Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

Download and read online Civil War in PDF and EPUB A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day. We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history, from its fraught origins in republican Rome to debates in early modern Europe to our present day. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is a ruler or a rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider. Calling a conflict a civil war can shape its outcome by determining whether outside powers choose to get involved or stand aside: from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq, pivotal decisions have depended on such shifts of perspective. The age of civil war in the West may be over, but elsewhere in the last two decades it has exploded--from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Sri Lanka, and most recently Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots and dynamics of civil war, and on its shaping force in our conflict-ridden world, will be essential to the ongoing effort to grapple with this seemingly interminable problem.

Civil War

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ISBN: 9781624664090
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Number of pages: 304
Author: Lucan
Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Download and read online Civil War in PDF and EPUB Written in the reign of Nero—the emperor against whom Lucan was implicated in a conspiracy and by whom he was compelled to commit suicide at the age of 25—the poet's dark, ambiguous, unfinished masterpiece focuses on the disintegration of the Roman body politic and the war between Julius Caesar and Pompey that ultimately lead to the end of the Roman republic. While aiming for a poem both as rugged as Lucan's—with its mix of history and fantasy, of high and low registers, of common and uncommon turns of phrase, of narrative and declamation—and as reader-friendly as possible, Brian Walters owns that he has "nowhere tried to simplify the rhetorical excesses that are the essence of Lucan's poem, the real meat and bone of the Civil War." A brilliant Introduction by W. R. Johnson discusses the poem's relationship to Nero and monarchy; its invocations of both the gods and chaos; the real hero of the Civil War; and the poem's end and narrative styles. Synopses of individual books; suggestions for further reading; a glossary of names, places, and Roman institutions; and a map are also included.

Civil Wars Insecurity and Intervention

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ISBN: 0231116276
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 331
Author: Barbara F. Walter
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Civil Wars Insecurity and Intervention in PDF and EPUB Since the end of the Cold War, a series of costly civil wars, many of them ethnic conflicts, have dominated the international security agenda. This volume offers a detailed examination of four recent interventions by the international community.

The Imagined Civil War

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ISBN: 0807854638
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 424
Author: Alice Fahs
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Download and read online The Imagined Civil War in PDF and EPUB Alice Fahs explores a little-known and fascinating side of the Civil War - the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the conflict. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South produced a remarkable variety of war-related compositions, including poems, songs, children's stories, romances, novels, histories, and even humorous pieces. Fahs mines these rich but long-neglected resources to recover the diversity of the war's political and social meanings. Instead of narrowly portraying the Civil War as a clash between two great, white armies, popular literature offered a wide range of representations through which to consider the conflict, as Fahs demonstrates. Works that explored the war's devastating impact on white women's lives, for example, proclaimed the importance of their experiences on the home front, while popular writings that celebrated black manhood and heroism in the wake of emancipation helped readers begin to imagine new roles for blacks in American life. By providing subjects and characters with which a broad spectrum of people could identify, popular literature invited ordinary Americans to envision themselves as active participants in the war and helped shape new modes of imagining the relationships of diverse individuals to the nation.

Civil War Prisons

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ISBN: 0873381297
Release Date: 1972-01
Number of pages: 123
Author: William Best Hesseltine
Publisher: Kent State University Press

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Understanding Civil War Africa

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ISBN: 0821360477
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 353
Author: Paul Collier
Publisher: World Bank Publications

Download and read online Understanding Civil War Africa in PDF and EPUB This publication is part of a two volume set which builds upon previous World Bank research into the causes and characteristics of civil war onset, particularly the model developed by Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler regarding the relationship between violent political conflict and economic development. This volume considers the variables identified in the Collier-Hoeffler model and applies them to a set of case studies from a range of African countries, and then goes on to trace the process of conflict escalation in order to draw conclusions as to why civil war is likely to occur. The publication seeks to advance theoretical and empirical knowledge of civil war, in order to help further the objective of developing appropriate policy interventions. Another volume with case studies from a range of non-African countries is available separately (ISBN 0821360493).

The Legacy of the Civil War

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ISBN: 0803298013
Release Date: 1961
Number of pages: 109
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online The Legacy of the Civil War in PDF and EPUB In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”

Mary Chesnut s Civil War

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ISBN: 0300029799
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 886
Author: Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Mary Chesnut s Civil War in PDF and EPUB An authorized account of the Civil War, drawn from the diaries of a Southern aristocrat, records the disintegration and final destruction of the Confederacy.

The Civil War

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ISBN: 0618001875
Release Date: 1960
Number of pages: 382
Author: Bruce Catton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Civil War in PDF and EPUB Period prints, photographs, and documents accompany this penetrating examination of the political, military, and social aspects of the War Between the States, tracing the conflict from the earliest divisions between North and South to the final surrender of Confederate troops and its aftermath. Reprint.

Smithsonian Civil War

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ISBN: 9781588343901
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Number of pages: 368
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Smithsonian Civil War in PDF and EPUB Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, Smithsonian Civil War combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics from the war in a truly unique narrative. Smithsonian Civil War takes the reader inside the great collection of Americana housed at twelve national museums and archives and brings historical gems to light. From the National Portrait Gallery come rare early photographs of Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant; from the National Museum of American History, secret messages that remained hidden inside Lincoln's gold watch for nearly 150 years; from the National Air and Space Museum, futuristic Civil War-era aircraft designs. Thousands of items were evaluated before those of greatest value and significance were selected for inclusion here. Artfully arranged in 150 entries, they offer a unique, panoramic view of the Civil War.

The American Civil War

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ISBN: 0313316384
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 185
Author: Cole Christian Kingseed
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The American Civil War in PDF and EPUB Provides an overview of the war, with information on key figures on both sides; primary documents including speeches, legislation, and letters; and an analysis of the events as they unfolded.

Frederick Douglass Civil War

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ISBN: 0807117242
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 270
Author: David W. Blight
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online Frederick Douglass Civil War in PDF and EPUB In this sensitive intellectual biography David W. Blight undertakes the first systematic analysis of the impact of the Civil War on Frederick Douglass' life and thought, offering new insights into the meaning of the war in American history and in the Afro-American experience. Frederick Douglass' Civil War follows Douglass' intellectual and personal growth from the political crises of the 1850s through secession, war, black enlistment, emancipation, and Reconstruction. This book provides an engrossing story of Douglass' development of a social identity in relation to transforming events, and demonstrates that he saw the Civil War as the Second American Revolution, and himself as one of the founders of a new nation. Through Douglass' life, his voice, and his interpretations we see the Civil War era and its memory in a new light.

Music of the Civil War Era

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ISBN: 0313320810
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 295
Author: Steven Cornelius
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Music of the Civil War Era in PDF and EPUB Examines the popular songs of the Civil War and those who composed and played them, includes biographies of musicians of the era and a dictionary of Civil War music.

The Causes of the Civil War

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ISBN: 9780671751555
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 255
Author: Kenneth Stampp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Causes of the Civil War in PDF and EPUB Gathers original sources, including newspaper editorials, speeches, and documents, and shares comments by historians on the period