The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,667,858 members ⚫ 1,180,414 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Battle Cry of Freedom

The Civil War Era

Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
Add to cart
US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
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.
Oxford University Press; December 2003
952 pages; ISBN 9780199743902
Download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Battle Cry of Freedom
Author: James M. McPherson
 
  • News
Archinect's Summer Reading + Listening List: Recommendations from Aaron Betsky, Jimenez Lai, Alan Loomis and ... - Archinect
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:45:21 -0700
ArchinectArchinect's Summer Reading + Listening List: Recommendations from Aaron Betsky, Jimenez Lai, Alan Loomis and ...
North and South come together in exclusive new trailer for PBS' Mercy Street - Entertainment Weekly
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 07:52:47 -0800
Entertainment WeeklyNorth and South come together in exclusive new trailer for PBS' Mercy StreetEntertainment WeeklyThe ...
Historians crowdsource key reads about racial violence in America - The Guardian
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:05:55 -0700
The GuardianHistorians crowdsource key reads about racial violence in AmericaThe GuardianJames M McPherson, Battle Cry of ...
ISBNs
0199726582
9780195168952
9780199726585
9780199743902