Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. And whatever Lincoln's aims, he could have done little against the South so long as the Southern states maintained their power in Congress and the Supreme Court. Many historians would probably harbor doubts, arguing that movies are inherently filled with error and that there are problems even with the most realistic of historical movies. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Grant, struggling to write his memoirs with the same courage and determination that marked his successes on the battlefield; Robert E. This is frustrating when you think your getting something your not.
New York: Crown Journeys, 2003. About this Item: Oxford University Press. Filled with fresh interpretations, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Drawn With the Sword explores such questions as why the North won and why the South lost emphasizing the role of contingency in the Northern victory , whether Southern or Northern aggression began the war, and who really freed the slaves, Abraham Lincoln or the slaves themselves. Had Lincoln been defeated by George McClellan in 1864, there would have been no amendment ending slavery at the war's conclusion. If historians abandon certain areas of study, we should hardly be surprised when the sensationalists and popularizers rush in, providing entertainment but also often perpetuating myth and legend.
Terms of Sale: For assistance with billing questions, please refer to our help page in abebooks. McPherson knows how to turn a phrase and keep the reader's interest. Lincoln agonized over the slavery issue, and lack of victories against the South, before Abolition in 1862. But many academic historians refused to submit articles for publication. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. In fact, when we are honest we would acknowledge that there has always been a tendency to look down on certain areas of historical investigation.
Now an even deeper objection arises to the line of argument I have so far pursued. This series of essays reveal McPherson's profound knowedge of the Civil War and of the controversies among historians that have existed about aspects of it. James McPherson is one of the leading experts on the Civil War. Part Four looks at Lincoln, and in many ways defends Lincoln against scholarship that minimizes the role of Lincoln in Emancipation and the defense of the republic. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
If you are a Civil war aficionado, this book should interest you. The conflicts in Kansas were over slavery. Small wonder, then, that Bradford approved of McPherson; he confirmed to the hilt Bradford's analysis of Lincoln as a revolutionary. But, in an era when more people see movies than read books, can historians afford to ignore the nonprint media? But, as McPherson makes clear, it had a strong case. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. May need free signup required to download or reading online book. To the seceding Southern states, a Lincoln presidency threatened revolutionary upheaval.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. He is eminently fair in stating the opposing arguments in each of these controversies, but his own measured opinions are always clearly stated and are invariably persuasive. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. And they had every right under the Constitution to exercise this choice. This is not a book of facts and figures, dates and statistics.
. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. As he notes, the North also had many internal conflicts, and if the South had won, Jefferson Davis, despite his faults, would have been hailed as the Confederate George Washington. He destroys the public for historical work by convincing it that history is synonymous with heavy, stolid prosing. Fourteen of the essays have been previously published, but were revised for this edition. About this Item: Oxford University Press, Incorporated. Some of the content that we make available to you through this website comes from amazon web services.
All but one of the 15 pieces in this anthology have appeared elsewhere, but in a spectrum of publications so wide that their appearance between one set of covers is especially welcome. If that had happened and war had been avoided, it is difficult to see just when slavery might have ended. If the acolytes of John C. His examination of the common soldiers' letters is eye opening as to what the troops were thinking, what motivated them, and so on. Topics range from an analysis of Uncle Tom's Cabin to an argument that the Confederacy almost won. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Anyone interested in the Civil War should read this book.
There are some books that you feel you ought to read, and there are other books that you can enjoy reading. McPherson's Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War is to start at the end rather than the beginning. These pieces provide a lively reminder that the best scholarship is also often a pleasure to read. Each essay in Drawn With the Sword reveals McPherson's own profound knowledge of the Civil War and of the controversies among historians, presenting all sides in clear and lucid prose and concluding with his own measured and eloquent opinions. Grant, struggling to write his memoirs with the same courage and determination that marked his successes on the battlefield; Robert E. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
The last longish essay goes at this theme head one, explaining the tension between synthesis history social, economic vs. The first consists of professional, academic historians who examine broad themes such as the causes and results of the Civil War or the socioeconomic basis of slavery. McPherson's scholarly breadth and intellectual depth place him in the front rank of Civil War historians. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.