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The Cambridge History of the American Civil War

Volume 2. Affairs of the State

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Stanley Harrold, Michael Green, Michael E. Woods, Donald Stoker, Mark Elam, Ethan S. Rafuse, Steven Woodworth, Andrew S. Bledsoe, Lesley J. Gordon, David K. Thomson, Barton A. Myers, Joan E. Cashin, D. H. Dilbeck, Lisa M. Brady, Shauna Devine, Lorien Foote, Andre M. Fleche, Brian Schoen, J. Matthew Gallman, Adam I. P. Smith, Paul D. Escott, Jonathan W. White, Jennifer L. Weber, Stephen Kantrowitz, John M. Sacher, David Brown
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  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107154537

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  • This volume explores the political and social dimensions of the Civil War in both the North and South. Millions of Americans lived outside the major campaign zones so they experienced secondary exposure to military events through newspaper reporting and letters home from soldiers. Governors and Congressmen assumed a major role in steering the personnel decisions, strategic planning, and methods of fighting, but regular people also played roles in direct military action, as guerrilla fighters, as nurses and doctors, and as military contractors. Chapters investigate a variety of aspects of military leadership and management, including coverage of technology, discipline, finance, the environment, and health and medicine. Chapters also consider the political administration of the war, examining how antebellum disputes over issues such as emancipation and the draft resulted in a shift of partisan dynamics and the ways that people of all stripes took advantage of the flux of war to advance their own interests.

    • Explores the political and social dimensions of the Civil War for Americans living on the home front
    • Offers contributions from twenty-five prominent historians
    • Demonstrates that regular people played a much larger role in the politics and military action of the conflict
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    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107154537
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Causes:
    1. The Antebellum war over slavery Stanley Harrold
    2. The election of 1860 Michael Green
    3. Secession and disunion Michael E. Woods
    Part II. Managing the War:
    4. Strategy, operations, and tactics Donald Stoker and Mark Elam
    5. Union military leadership Ethan S. Rafuse
    6. Confederate military leadership Steven Woodworth
    7. Technology and war Andrew S. Bledsoe
    8. Armies and discipline Lesley J. Gordon
    9. Financing the war David K. Thomson
    10. Guerrilla war Barton A. Myers
    11. Occupation Joan E. Cashin
    12. Atrocities, retribution, and laws D. H. Dilbeck
    13. Environmental war Lisa M. Brady
    14. Civil war health and medicine Shauna Devine
    15. Prisoners of war Lorien Foote
    Part III. The Global War:
    16. The Civil War and the Americas Andre M. Fleche
    17. The Civil War and Europe Brian Schoen
    Part IV. Politics:
    18. Radicals and Republicans J. Matthew Gallman
    19. Northern democrats Adam I. P. Smith
    20. Confederate politics Paul D. Escott
    21. Lincoln and the war Jonathan W. White
    22. Peace and dissent in the North Jennifer L. Weber
    23. African American political activism Stephen Kantrowitz
    24. Davis and the War John M. Sacher
    25. Peace and dissent in the South David Brown.

  • Editor

    Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Louisiana State University
    Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Professor of Southern Studies at Louisiana State University and the chairman of the History Department. He teaches courses on nineteenth-century US history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Southern History. He is the author of The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War (2018), Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (2007), Concise Historical Atlas of the US Civil War (2013), and is the editor of several books.

    Contributors

    Stanley Harrold, Michael Green, Michael E. Woods, Donald Stoker, Mark Elam, Ethan S. Rafuse, Steven Woodworth, Andrew S. Bledsoe, Lesley J. Gordon, David K. Thomson, Barton A. Myers, Joan E. Cashin, D. H. Dilbeck, Lisa M. Brady, Shauna Devine, Lorien Foote, Andre M. Fleche, Brian Schoen, J. Matthew Gallman, Adam I. P. Smith, Paul D. Escott, Jonathan W. White, Jennifer L. Weber, Stephen Kantrowitz, John M. Sacher, David Brown

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