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My Diary North and South

My Diary North and South
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108041249

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  • William Howard Russell (1820–1907) was a nineteenth-century war correspondent for The Times. In 1861–2 he visited America to report on the secession crisis that had followed Abraham Lincoln's campaign to abolish slavery, in which eleven southern states had withdrawn from the United States to form their own confederacy, resulting in the American Civil War. First published in 1863, this two-volume work recounts Russell's experiences there. Based on his interviews with Lincoln, other pivotal figures, and ordinary citizens, together with his diaries and his letters to The Times, it documents his impressions of both the northern and the opposing southern states as he travelled through them. His book, thought to have been compiled in response to accusations that he was biased towards the South, provides a revealing eyewitness account of life during a landmark period in America's history.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108041249
    • dimensions: 217 x 138 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Departure from Cork
    2. Arrival at New York
    3. 'St Patrick's Day' in New York
    4. Streets and shops in New York
    5. Off to the railway station
    6. A state dinner at Mr. Abraham Lincoln's
    7. Barbers' shops
    8. New York Press
    9. Dinner at General Scott's
    10. Preparations for war at Charleston
    11. Scenes on board an American steamer
    12. Portsmouth
    13. Sketches round Wilmington
    14. Southern Volunteers
    15. Slaves, their masters and mistresses
    16. Charleston
    17. Visit to a plantation
    18. Climate of the Southern States
    19. Domestic negroes
    20. By railway to Savannah
    21. The river at Savannah
    22. Slave-pens: negroes on sale or hire
    23. Proclamation of war
    24. Mr. Wigfall on the Confederacy
    25. The River Alabama
    26. Visit to Forts Gaines and Morgan
    27. Pensacola and Fort Pickens
    28. Bitters before breakfast
    29. Judge Campbell
    30. The first blow struck
    31. Carrying arms
    32. Up the Mississippi
    33. Ride through the maize-fields
    34. Negroes
    35. War-rumours, and military movements
    36. Visit to Mr. McCall's plantation. Volume 2:
    1. Down the Mississippi
    2. Camp Randolph
    3. Heavy Bill
    4. Camp at Cairo
    5. Impending battle
    6. Progress of events
    7. Niagara
    8. Departure for Washington
    9. Interview with Mr. Seward
    10. Arlington Heights and the Potomac
    11. Fortress Monroe
    12. The 'State House' at Annapolis
    13. Skirmish at Bull's Run
    14. To the scene of action
    15. A runaway crowd at Washington
    16. Attack of illness
    17. Return to Baltimore
    18. A tour of inspection round the camp
    19. Personal unpopularity
    20. A Crimean acquaintance
    21. Another Crimean acquaintance
    22. General Scott's resignation
    23. A captain under arrest
    24. News of the death of the Prince Consort.

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    William Howard Russell

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