A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War Civil War America

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - While the civil war is famous for epic battles involving massive armies engaged in conventional warfare, A Savage Conflict is the first work to treat guerrilla warfare as critical to understanding the course and outcome of the Civil War. Daniel sutherland argues that irregular warfare took a large toll on the Confederate war effort by weakening support for state and national governments and diminishing the trust citizens had in their officials to protect them.

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This Terrible War: The Civil War and Its Aftermath 3rd Edition

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Pearson #ad - Note: this is the standalone book. The title explores both the years leading up to the Civil War, and the war's aftermath in the North and the South. The discussion extends to 1896, reframing the period of the Civil War. Integrates the political,  this terrible war : the civil war and its aftermath deals with the American Civil War in a realistic and unromantic light, and economic forces of the Civil War Absorbing and accessible, military, social, discussing the hard experiences of ordinary people and the uncertain decisions of military and political leaders.

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Why the South Lost the Civil War Brown Thrasher Books Ser.

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University of Georgia Press #ad - In the end, the authors find that the south lacked the will to win, that weak Confederate nationalism and the strength of a peculiar brand of evangelical Protestantism sapped the South's ability to continue a war that was not yet lost on the field. Used book in Good Condition. In this widely heralded book first published in 1986, four historians consider the popularly held explanations for southern defeat―state-rights disputes, inadequate military supply and strategy, and the Union blockade―undergirding their discussion with a chronological account of the war's progress.

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Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War

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Oxford University Press #ad - He gives us a clear picture of the ideological, social, and economic forces that divided the people and launched the conflict. Along with depicting how both confederate and union officials used the guerrilla fighters and their tactics to their own advantage, Fellman describes how ordinary civilian men and women struggled to survive amidst the random terror perpetuated by both sides; what drove the combatants themselves to commit atrocities and vicious acts of vengeance; and how the legend of Jesse James arose from this brutal episode in the American Civil War.

During the civil war, the state of Missouri witnessed the most widespread, prolonged, and destructive guerrilla fighting in American history. With its horrific combination of robbery, murder, arson, the conflict approached total war, and swift and bloody raids on farms and settlements, torture, engulfing the whole populace and challenging any notion of civility.

Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War #ad - Michael fellman's inside war captures the conflict from "inside, court-martial transcripts, military reports, depositions, diaries, " drawing on a wealth of first-hand evidence, including letters, and newspaper accounts. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War

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LSU Press #ad - Novel methodological approaches and a staggering diversity of research and topics allow this volume to support multiple areas for debate and discovery within this growing field of Civil War scholarship. Throughout the civil war, irregular warfare―including the use of hit-and-run assaults, ambushes, and raiding tactics―thrived in localized guerrilla fights within the Border States and the Confederate South.

The guerrilla hunters offers a comprehensive overview of the tactics, a military force directed to spy on, and actors in these conflicts, motives, to men like John Gatewood, harass, and steal from Union forces, from the Confederate-authorized Partisan Rangers, who deserted the Confederate army in favor of targeting Tennessee civilians believed to be in sympathy with the Union.

The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War #ad - With a foreword by Kenneth W. Used book in Good Condition. Providing new interpretations of this long-misconstrued aspect of warfare, these scholars go beyond the conventional battlefield to examine the stories of irregular combatants across all theaters of the Civil War, bringing geographic breadth to what is often treated as local and regional history.

The guerrilla hunters shows that instances of unorthodox combat, were numerous, once thought isolated and infrequent, and many clashes defy easy categorization. Noe and an afterword by Daniel E. Sutherland, this collection represents an impressive array of the foremost experts on guerrilla fighting in the Civil War.

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Why the South Lost the Civil War Brown Thrasher Books Ser.

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University of Georgia Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In this widely heralded book first published in 1986, four historians consider the popularly held explanations for southern defeat―state-rights disputes, inadequate military supply and strategy, and the Union blockade―undergirding their discussion with a chronological account of the war's progress.

. Used book in Good Condition. In the end, the authors find that the south lacked the will to win, that weak Confederate nationalism and the strength of a peculiar brand of evangelical Protestantism sapped the South's ability to continue a war that was not yet lost on the field.

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Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

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Vintage #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Used book in Good Condition. After the end of the war, james continued his campaign of robbery and murder into the brutal era of reconstruction, when his reckless daring, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with the sympathetic editor John Newman Edwards placed him squarely at the forefront of the former Confederates’ bid to recapture political power.

J. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery household in bitterly divided Misssouri, at age sixteen James became a bushwhacker, one of the savage Confederate guerrillas that terrorized the border states. Although he has often been portrayed as a robin hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal a much more complicated and significant figure.

Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War #ad - With meticulous research and vivid accounts of the dramatic adventures of the famous gunman, T. Stiles shows how he resembles not the apolitical hero of legend, but rather a figure ready to use violence to command attention for a political cause—in many ways, a forerunner of the modern terrorist. In this brilliant biography T.

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The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865 Campaigns and Commanders Series

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University of Oklahoma Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Contending armies swept across the region from the outset of the Civil War until its end, marking their passage at Pea Ridge, Perryville, Shiloh, and Manassas. Used book in Good Condition. In the uncivil War, Robert R. Complex military issues shaped both the Confederate irregular war and the Union response.

The upper south―arkansas, tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia―was the scene of the most destructive war ever fought on American soil. Used book in Good Condition. Through detailed accounts of rebel guerrilla, partisan, and raider activities, Mackey strips away romanticized notions of how the “shadow war” was fought, proving instead that irregular warfare was an integral part of Confederate strategy.

The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865 Campaigns and Commanders Series #ad - Mackey outlines the southern strategy of waging war across an entire region, measures the Northern response, and explains the outcome. Alongside this much-studied conflict, the Confederacy also waged an irregular war, based on nineteenth-century principles of unconventional warfare.

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War Vintage Civil War Library

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Vintage #ad - More than 600, 000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. Throughout, nurses, preachers, surgeons, the voices of soldiers and their families, poets, of statesmen, generals, northerners and southerners come together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality.

Used book in Good Condition. In this republic of suffering, drew gilpin faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God.

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War Vintage Civil War Library #ad - Vintage Books USA. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million.

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The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West UnCivil Wars Ser.

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University of Georgia Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This book chronicles the history of “guerrilla memory, ” the collision of the Civil War memory “industry” with the somber realities of irregular warfare in the borderlands of Missouri and Kansas. In the first accounting of its kind, historical scholarship, Matthew Christopher Hulbert’s book analyzes the cultural politics behind how Americans have remembered, literature, and re-remembered guerrilla warfare in political rhetoric, misremembered, and film and at reunions and on the stage.

By probing how memories of the guerrilla war were intentionally designed, silenced, created, and even destroyed, updated, Hulbert ultimately reveals a continent-wide story in which Confederate bushwhackers―pariahs of the eastern struggle over slavery―were transformed into the vanguards of American imperialism in the West.

The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West UnCivil Wars Ser. #ad - But in the guerrilla theater, the conflict was a vast sequence of home invasions, local traumas, and social degeneration that did not necessarily end in 1865. Vintage Books USA. The civil war tends to be remembered as a vast sequence of battles, with a turning point at Gettysburg and a culmination at Appomattox.

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America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - Belknap Press. But in engineering this policy, American leaders successfully paved the way for domestic actors and institutions with a vested interest in the struggle’s continuation. Had been effectively contained, washington continued to wage a virulent Cold War that entailed a massive arms buildup, wars in Korea and Vietnam, the support of repressive regimes and counterinsurgencies, and a pronounced militarization of American political culture.

American foreign policy after 1945 was never simply a response to communist power or a crusade contrived solely by domestic interests. Used book in Good Condition. Foreign policy to this day. It ended in victory for the united states, claiming trillions of dollars in defense spending and the lives of nearly 100, yet it was a costly triumph, 000 U.

America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity #ad - S. This provocative book lays bare the emergence of a political tradition in Washington that feeds on external dangers, real or imagined, a mindset that inflames U. S. Apocalyptic anti-communism sharply limited the range of acceptable political debate, while American actions overseas led to the death of millions of innocent civilians and destabilized dozens of nations that posed no threat to the United States.

In a brilliant new interpretation, Campbell Craig and Fredrik Logevall reexamine the successes and failures of America’s Cold War. Long after the U.

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