The Outbreak of the Civil War

Presents a selection of primary and secondary source articles featuring diverse opinions about the events leading up to the Civil War.

The Outbreak of the Civil War

Author: Jean Alicia Elster

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 141

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Presents a selection of primary and secondary source articles featuring diverse opinions about the events leading up to the Civil War.

The Outbreak of the Civil War

... Doren Stern, ed., The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Modern
Library, 1940), pp. 429, 437–438. A. houSe. DIvIDeD. Stephen Douglas served
two terms in the house of representatives. 6 7 50 The Outbreak of the Civil War.

The Outbreak of the Civil War

Author: Heather Lehr Wagner

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438104367

Page: 113

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On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on federal troops stationed at Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina. With that, the Civil War had begun. For nearly four years, the conflict that divided the United States into North and South would engulf more than 3 million Americans and claim 620,000 lives. The war marked a defining point in American history, and its effects are still felt today. The Outbreak of the Civil War examines the factors that led the nation to war. At the heart of these were differing positions on slavery, states' rights, and the future shape of the United States. The battles first waged in Missouri, in Kansas, in political parties, in the Supreme Court, and in the U.S. Senate set the stage for the violence that divided Americans and led the United States into civil war.

Battle Cry of Freedom

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.

Battle Cry of Freedom

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199743902

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.

Campaigns Of The Civil War Vol 1 The Outbreak Of Rebellion

Campaigns Of The Civil War Vol  1   The Outbreak Of Rebellion

Author: John G. Nicolay

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849619958

Page: 244

View: 678

John G. Nicolay (1832–1901) was an undeniably apt and brilliant choice to inaugurate the landmark Campaigns of the Civil War series. Private secretary to President Lincoln and coauthor (with John Hay) of the monumental, ten-volume Lincoln biography, Nicolay experienced the Civil War from a unique vantage point: living in the White House, witnessing the many momentous events and minor wranglings, sharing the nation's trauma with Lincoln, and winning his open confidence. It is Nicolay's firsthand knowledge and personal observations of the key figures that imbue The Outbreak of Rebellion (1881) with immediacy and thrust. Here is the secession fever that swept the South; Lincoln's shrewd and desperate maneuverings to hold the border states; the behind-the-scenes debates about how to respond to the crisis; the attack on Fort Sumter and the call to arms; and the hard-fought battle along Bull Run creek that resulted in a chaotic Federal defeat and the first appalling casualties of the war. Nicolay's insider view of the opening act of the Civil War has produced a succinct, compelling account of considerable value and fascinating insights. This book is one of the basics you need to have when diving into American history and the Civil War period especially. It covers the following chapters: Contents: Preface. Chapter I - Secession. Chapter II - Charleston Harbor. Chapter III - The Confederate States' Rebellion. Chapter IV - Lincoln. Chapter V - Sumter. Chaptek VI - The Call To Arms. Chapter VII - Baltimore. Chapter VIII - Washington. Chapter IX - Ellsworth. Chapter X - Missouri. Chapter XI- Kentucky. Chapter XII - West Virginia. Chapter XIII - Patterson's Campaign. Chapter XIV - Manassas. Chapter XV - Bull Run. Chapter XVI - The Retreat. Chapter XVII - Conclusion.

The Outbreak of Rebellion

The Army and Navy in The Civil War John G. Nicolay. Reliefs were stationed at
other guns, and soon Sumter was sending back a spirited reply. The three hours
of unopposed bombardment from the rebel batteries had by this time already ...

The Outbreak of Rebellion

Author: John G. Nicolay

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 1582185271

Page: 244

View: 229

The Outbreak of the Civil War is written from the perspective of Lincoln's personnel secretary, John Nicolay. This DSI edition has been retype set with flawless text and cleat maps.This book is Volume 1 of a 16 Volume set.The original publisher persuaded many qualified individual -most of them participants- to produce a quick readable format with Volume 1 falling onto Lincoln secretary to start.

Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641

Any account of the reaction in Britain to the outbreak of rebellion in Ireland
becomes linked to the divisions within Britain which led to the English civil war.
Because historians have examined these divisions often and minutely, and in so
doing ...

Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641

Author: M. Perceval-Maxwell

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773511576

Page: 390

View: 601

The Irish rebellion of 1641 had a profound effect not only on the history of Ireland but also on that of England and Scotland. Perceval-Maxwell reviews conditions in Ireland and relations with England and Scotland in the period preceding the rebellion and examines in detail the decisions made in the three realms that led to the conflict.

HC 868 The UK s Response to the Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

The health infrastructure of Sierra Leone has improved since the end of the civil
war, but remains weak and vulnerable to unexpected pressures. Corruption
remains a major concern. In Nigeria, where a more developed medical services ...

HC 868   The UK s Response to the Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215081390

Page: 18

View: 440

The Department for International Development is coordinating the UK's response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The international community was very slow to recognise the seriousness of the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the Department failed to respond with sufficient urgency to an emerging crisis which could have been contained had action been taken sooner. There are promising signs that the Department's interventions are having a tangible impact, although there remains uncertainty over the future trajectory of the outbreak. Once the outbreak has been contained, the Department needs to review whether its current preparedness and protocols when faced with a potential international medical emergency are adequate for effective prevention and response. Future efforts must be directed to bolstering health care systems in the region and to supporting governments to ensure that these are sufficiently robust. There is no scientific justification for the UK Government's decision to prevent direct flights to the affected region from the UK, something which has likely increased the cost and difficulty of dealing with the outbreak. These should be restored as soon as possible. The UK government has committed a package of direct support of at least £230 million to help contain, control and treat Ebola in West Africa. The Department is distributing this money to other departments such as the Ministry of Defence, international institutions and non-governmental organisations. The UK package focuses predominantly on Sierra Leone, and includes support for the construction of treatment facilities, the provision of over 700 treatment beds, and the training and management of burial teams

History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the Civil War 1603 1642

WHILST James and the Commons were struggling over the Great Contract,
events were occurring on the Continent which portended the outbreak of a
European conflagration. To the ,6,i;, statesman of the early part of the
seventeenth 's1;§::' ...

History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the Civil War  1603 1642

Author: Samuel Rawson Gardiner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110803571X

Page: 416

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Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) was a Victorian historian of the seventeenth century, noted for his use of and editorial work on primary sources. This ten-volume edition of his history of the period 1603 to 1642 was published in 1883-4.

Journal of the Civil War Era

David E. HayesBautista does a skillful job of setting the record straight on what
ultimately emerges as an important American holiday with unexpected roots
deep in the Civil War. Hayes-Bautista is a medical sociologist and director of the
 ...

Journal of the Civil War Era

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608995

Page: 310

View: 275

The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 3, Number 4 December 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIAL ISSUE: PROCLAIMING EMANCIPATION AT 150 Articles Introduction Martha S. Jones, Guest Editor History and Commemoration: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150 James Oakes Reluctant to Emancipate? Another Look at the First Confiscation Act Stephen Sawyer & William J. Novak Emancipation and the Creation of Modern Liberal States in America and France Thavolia Glymph Rose's War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War Martha Jones Emancipation Encounters: The Meaning of Freedom from the Pages of Civil War Sketchbooks Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors