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For cause and comrades : why men fought in the Civil War, James M. McPherson

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For cause and comrades : why men fought in the Civil War
Title
For cause and comrades
Title remainder
why men fought in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why did the conventional wisdom - that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses - not hold true in the Civil War?. It is to this question - why did they fight - that James M. McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, now turns his attention. He shows that, contrary to what many scholars believe, the soldiers of the Civil War remained powerfully convinced of the ideals for which they fought throughout the conflict. McPherson draws on more than 25,000 letters and nearly 250 private diaries from men on both sides. Civil War soldiers were among the most literate soldiers in history, and most of them wrote home frequently, as it was the only way for them to keep in touch with homes that many of them had left for the first time in their lives. Significantly, their letters were also uncensored by military authorities and are uniquely frank in their criticism and detailed in their reports of marches and battles, relations between officers and men, political debates, and morale. For Cause and Comrades lets these soldiers tell their own stories in their own words to create an account that is both deeply moving and far truer than most books on war
Summary
Demonstrates how soldiers on both sides remained committed to their ideals during the Civil War
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164106
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7
Index
index present
LC call number
E492.3
LC item number
.M38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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why men fought in the Civil War
Label
For cause and comrades : why men fought in the Civil War, James M. McPherson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-232) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Religion is what makes brave soldiers
  • 6. A
  • band of brothers
  • 7.
  • On the altar of my country
  • 8. The
  • cause of liberty
  • 9.
  • Slavery must be cleaned out
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • We know that we are supported at home
  • 11.
  • Vengeance will be our motto
  • 12. The
  • same holy cause
  • This war is a crusade
  • 2.
  • We were in earnest
  • 3.
  • Anxious for the fray
  • 4.
  • If I flinched I was ruined
Control code
311916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780195090239
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96024760
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34912692
  • (OCoLC)34912692
Label
For cause and comrades : why men fought in the Civil War, James M. McPherson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-232) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Religion is what makes brave soldiers
  • 6. A
  • band of brothers
  • 7.
  • On the altar of my country
  • 8. The
  • cause of liberty
  • 9.
  • Slavery must be cleaned out
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • We know that we are supported at home
  • 11.
  • Vengeance will be our motto
  • 12. The
  • same holy cause
  • This war is a crusade
  • 2.
  • We were in earnest
  • 3.
  • Anxious for the fray
  • 4.
  • If I flinched I was ruined
Control code
311916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780195090239
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96024760
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34912692
  • (OCoLC)34912692

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