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New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation

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Offers over one hundred articles from the popular New York Times blog by scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs on the significant events of the Civil War, from Lincoln's presidential victory to the Emancipation proclamation.

Ted Widmer is a historian, writer and librarian who served as a speechwriter in the later days of the Clinton White House. He is the author of Martain Van Buren (2005), Campaigns: A Century of Presidential Races (2001), and Young American: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City (1999). He is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times.

Did you know that regiments from the North and South kept pets including bears, eagles, badgers, even a camel as mascots? Or that a significant percentage of Civil War soldiers were under the age of 18? In this eclectic collection of modern commentary on the Civil War (culled from the New York Times' blog of the same name), scholars and historians explore the conflict from new angles. Their subjects include the roles of women in the war (at home and on the battlefields), as well as the experiences of African Americans, both slaves and freed man. There's an essay with excerpts from Walt Whitman's diary that convey his pride in the swelling Union ranks; another details Lincoln's failed plan to purchase all the slaves in Delaware with government bonds. The book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the in war in all its complexities.--Hannah Dreyfus " "
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber Ted Widmer
Seitenzahl 464
Erscheinungsdatum 14.05.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-57912-928-6
Verlag Black Dog & Leventhal
Maße (L/B/H) 235/164/38 mm
Gewicht 862
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
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