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

Battle Cry of Freedom

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.

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Battle Cry of Freedom
Language: en
Pages: 952
Authors: James M. McPherson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
Battle Cry for a Generation
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Ron Luce
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: David C Cook

There is a battle raging. It's not in the Middle East. And terrorists are not the threat. But millions of souls are at rish. There is but one hope, and if we fail - the youth of our nation could be lost...forever. Now is the time to read the Battle
Battle Cry for My Generation
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Ron Luce, Mike Guzzardo
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: David C Cook

The founder of Teen Mania Ministries follows up the revolutionary Battle Cry with a fervent wake-up call for teens in the midst of a cultural crisis. (Youth Issues)
Battle Cry of Freedom
Language: en
Pages: 952
Authors: James M. McPherson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: James M. McPherson George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Princeton University
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-11-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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