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    KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý James M. McPherson Summary Battle Cry of Freedom Embarking on reading or in this case rerereading McPherson's civil war at 800 plus pages feels like committing to refighting that four year conflict One feels the need of a logistics corps to support the reading effort at the front as the page counts mounts and mounts The book itself particularly in a hardback incarnation is virtually a civil war it could be lobbed with hostile intent at a passerby or laid on t

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    Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý James M. McPherson KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] James M. McPherson Ý 5 Free download It is reported that there are 15000 books on the Civil War in the Library of Congress so the natural uestion is where do you start? Further Most of the seminal Civil War works are volumes and thousands of pages Well in 850 pages McPherson provides succint yet thorough historical writing of the highest caliber It

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    KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] Summary Battle Cry of Freedom If you want detailed discussion of battles this is not the book for you If you want detailed descriptions of key actors during the Civil War this will not be the book for you But if you want an all encompassing volume linking the battles economic issues social life culture and politics then this book will be a

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    KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] James M. McPherson Ý 5 Free download The times they change so fast and the Young People Today know nothing of drive ins of paper routesof bizarrely

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    KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] As I have gotten older I have definitely become interested in reading about history especially books about the Civil War My reading tastes have evolved from someone who only used to read Fantasy to someone who now reads a lot of no

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    James M. McPherson Ý 5 Free download KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] The terms ofpeace and the dimensions of black freedom would occupy the country for a decade or Meanwhile the process of chronicling the war and reckoning with its conseuences began immediately after it ended and has never ceased More than 620000 soldiers lost their lives in four years of conflict 360000 Yankees and at least 260000 rebels The

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    Summary Battle Cry of Freedom James M. McPherson Ý 5 Free download KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] This work is certainly very extensively researched and annotated and abounds in comments from contemporaries uotations extracts from diaries etc This is so much the case that it is arguable that McPherson did not so much w

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    KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] If you only choose to read one challenging and sizable resource on the American Civil War this is the one It won the Pulitzer and although it is a large piece of work it is immensely readable It begins with the Me

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    KINDLE [Battle Cry of Freedom] Widely acclaimed as the best single volume history of the Civil War around this is another entry in the Oxford His

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Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý James M. McPherson

Battle Cry of Freedom

Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý James M. McPherson James M. McPherson Ý 5 Free download Summary Battle Cry of Freedom Filled with fresh interpretations and information puncturing old myths and challenging new ones Battle Cry of Freedom will unuestionably 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 Ferr. Being a young history buff it took me 3 weeks and 3 days to read this That is 3 weeks of contemplating reading it and proceeding to finish it in 3 days This book is undoubtedly the best 1 volume book on the war that divided and reunited America but ended some of our back then traditions such as slavery In other words the Civil War It has a good balance of the battles such as Gettysburg and Antietam while it does discuss the social political and economic factors that also fueled the war It starts off at the end of the Mexican American War and does so for the first 100 pages Then it starts off on the attack on Fort Sumter and what happened the rest of the time during the Civil War McPherson s prose reads in the style of a novel It s a very easy read and also very enjoyable There are always other books on the subject that go in depth on different aspects such as the battles or the figures but if you want a general overview of the Civil War from its origins to its aftermath this is THE book Rayleigh Through Time young history buff it took me 3 weeks and 3 days to read this That is 3 weeks of contemplating reading it and proceeding to finish it in 3 days This book is undoubtedly the best 1 volume book on the war that divided and reunited America but ended some of our back then traditions such as slavery In other words the Civil War It has a good balance of the battles such as Gettysburg and Antietam while it does discuss the social political and economic factors that also fueled the war It starts off at the end of the Mexican American War and does so for the first 100 pages Then it starts off on the attack on Fort Sumter and what happened the rest of the time during the Civil War McPherson s prose reads in the style of a novel It s a very easy read and also very enjoyable There are always other books on the subject that go in depth on different aspects such as the battles or the figures but if Biggles Flies East you want a general overview of the Civil War from its origins to its aftermath this is THE book

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Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý James M. McPherson James M. McPherson Ý 5 Free download Summary Battle Cry of Freedom Y 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. The times they change so fast and the Young People Today know nothing of drive ins of paper routesof bizarrely racist street parades Indiana Democrats organized a parade which included young girls in white dresses carrying banners inscribed Fathers save us from nigger husbands p 159A Democratic float in a New York parade carried life size effigies of Horace Greeley and a good looking nigger wench whom he caressed with all the affection of a true Republican A banner proclaimed that free love and free niggers will certainly elect Old Abe p224And of course Frederick Douglass fame recommended him to white imagination as a spectre of Black Sexual Menace Here s Stephen Douglas doing his best in the 1858 Illinois Senate race to smear Lincoln as the candidate of most dread amalgamation Why in Freeport Douglas saw a handsome carriage drive up to a Lincoln meeting A beautiful young lady was sitting on the box seat whilst Frederick Douglass and her mother reclined inside and the owner of the carriage acted as driver If you Black Republicans think that the negro ought to be on a social euality with your wives and daughters whilst you drive the team you have a perfect right to do so Those of you who believe that the negro is your eualof course will vote for Mr Lincoln Down with the negro no no c p 185He hath lept into my seat The stenographer s parenthetical capture of crowd comments is priceless Have you seen pictures of the young Frederick Douglass Hot Smoldering Dark needless to say Brooding over a Tortured ahem Past Daguerreotype pin up He d have been an ideal heartthrob villain of the smutty pulp Democrats used to terrify titillate white voters back then McPherson cracked me up with this description of the literature they distributed during the 1864 presidential campaignNumerous cartoons showed thick lipped grinning coarse black men kissing apple cheeked girls with snow white bosoms or dancing with them at the Miscegenation Ball to follow Lincoln s re election The Benediction of a leaflet entitled Black Republican Prayer invoked the blessings of Emancipation throughout our unhappy land so that illustrious sweet scented Sambo may nestle in the bosom of every Abolition woman that she may be uickened by the pure blood of the majestic African p 789 Most dramatic for me were the 300 pages before war even broke out Is there anything compelling than the death of an old regime The gradual polarization of opinionthe slow gathering of anti slavery or at least anti slaveholder sentimentthe revolutionary emergence of the Republicans and the election of Lincoln in 1860the south s counter revolutionary breakawaya war to restore the Old Union becoming a war to destroy the Old South And the military industrial Titanism of the wartime North and the Congress endorsing the blueprint for modern America by passing the Homestead Act centralizing the nation s banking system and voting funds for the transcontinental railway and land grant colleges measures that had been successfully opposed by southern representatives while they remained in the Union McPherson s subtitle The Civil War Era heralded this reader s re orientation than a neatly bounded conflict the Civil War is a political process of decades a revolutionary watershed America 1846 1865 compares to France 1789 1804 or Russia 1914 1923 I was surprised by the amount of violence that took place before war actually started I knew about Bleeding Kansas proslavery bushwhackers vs antislavery Jayhawks and John Brown and his broadsword armed sons kidnapping proslavery men in the dead of night and then hacking them to pieces all Charles Taylor style But I knew nothing about the southern adventurers would be John C Fr monts who in the 1850s set out to conuer a Caribbean empire for slavery At the head of small private armies hirelings picked from the drunken spew and vomit of an uneasy civilization said Charles Sumner and with the tacit support of factions of the Federal government these gringo conuistadors launched from New Orleans to go filibustering about the gulf from the Spanish filibustero freebooter almost needless to mention their later senatorial mastery of the art Cuba was invaded twice also Nicaragua and Baja California These ruffian forays came to naught Cuban garrotters and Nicaraguan firing suads stayed busy And Cuba wouldn t be taken under American protection until 1898 when the Federal government dispatched its fleet and its army those ranks filled with jobless men from the still devastated south In mid nineteenth century America Joe Average North dreamt of a homestead in the bountiful West in the honey glazed Bierstadt landscape once the Indians were exterminated Joe Average South dreamt of the annexation of Cuba The island s 400000 slaves seemed to promise that every poor white man would get some niggers too Aw like a chicken in every pot

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Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý James M. McPherson James M. McPherson Ý 5 Free download Summary Battle Cry of Freedom 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 liber. This work is certainly very extensively researched and annotated and abounds in comments from contemporaries uotations extracts from diaries etc This is so much the case that it is arguable that McPherson did not so much write a historical account as piece together as produce a series of uotations from eye witnesses and those who lived through events and has interspersed them with a linking narrative and his own biased comments The book is rather like a printed version of popular tv histories where dramatic footage is interspersed with aging eye witnesses making their truncated and edited comments on past events In other words this is a documentary rather than a history and it has the surreptitious bias of a modern newspaper Interestingly the back cover of the penguin edition gives visible support to this by producing in the popular type of the US at that time Galliard for the name of the publications 6 promotional puffs The worst thing about the kind of bias in a book like this is that it is very difficult for a layperson to argue since it is not a uestion of untruths or errors but of truths not mentioned or facts ignored and McPherson is too good at his job to leave anything out which is well known Many are also likely to think that this is a fair account since the writer takes pains to give it the superficial appearance of being so There is no officious sabre rattling or trumpet blowing about this book It appears to be sweetly reasonable while relentlessly pursuing a pro Northern line from beginning to endNearly every famous uotations and many obscure ones from the war can be found in the pages of this book As a mine of uotations it is certainly second to none The only exception that comes to mind is the remark made by one Southerner on hearing of Lincoln s condemnation of rebellion and disloyalty if rebellion is always wrong then God save the King Stonewall Jackson referred to the South s attempt at independence the Second War of Independence an aspect of the struggle which McPherson does not address with any seriousness The issue is by no means dead In recent years the state of Vermont has begun to mutter about secession from the Union At the Vermont Independence Convention held on October 28th 2005 in the state capital Thomas Naylor declared that South Carolina and the Confederate states had a perfect right to secede I was not surprised after 550 pages of pro yankee journalism to find McPherson belittling a notorious statement of Northern malice This is the infamous invitation to the rape of women in the occupied South made by the commander of Union forces in occupied New Orleans It is termed euphemistically by Mc Pherson as an incident and Butler s women s order The writer notes that it intensified British upper class alienation from the North Is McPherson suggesting that the British middle classes of the time sympathetic to a bit of rough treatment of snooty belles Butler s statement ran as follows any woman who persisted in the practice of insulting Northern soldiers shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her trade Even today with two world wars and countless horrors between then and now this order sounds appalling and is appalling It is also historically significant since it breaks the very codex which Gibbon in Decline and Fall had so proudly noted a hundred years before as the hallmark of civilized behaviour soldiers in the eighteenth century refraining from attacking or molesting civilians But McPherson who is always understanding of Northern outrages than Southern ones finds what he calls considerable provocation for Butler s declaration What can this considerable provocation be Something pretty drastic to justify an invitation to rape one would think Nothing less than murder and terrorism surely Not exactly Southern provocation was climaxed by a woman who dumped the contents of a chamber pot from a French uarter balcony on Fleet Captain Farragut s head This would be hilarious if the writer were not so serious in believing this largely excuses Butler s order McPherson does not tell us how many women were raped as a result of the green light given by their commander I am sure that if the history had been in reverse the reader would have received a very different account Apart form the relentless bias of the book it is poorly served by the publishers the photographs are cramped and mostly anyone s second choice seriously the maps of the battlefields are so poorly printed as to be almost unuseable Maybe that suits McPherson s belief that battles are not half so important as they are made out to be by most historians Like Tolstoy in War in Peace he sees them and portrays them as a lot of sound and fury and confusion decisive battles do not take place in this account Gettysburg is presented as just one bloody conflict rather than the decisive battle is its traditionally presented as being Far important for McPherson is the calibre of generals this seems to him to be all important not that he is over enthusiastic about Southern generalship It is not brilliance on the part of Lee but timidity incompetence and rivalry among Northern generals which is here offered as the major clue to the slow progress of the Northern war effort As for Lincoln needless to say he he is the hero of the story as infallible as the Pope If McPherson ever criticises Lincoln I missed itThis may be as some claim the best book on the subject If that is true I am sorry to hear it

  • Paperback
  • 867
  • Battle Cry of Freedom
  • James M. McPherson
  • English
  • 26 December 2020
  • 9780195168952