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The Resource 1861 : the Civil War awakening, Adam Goodheart

1861 : the Civil War awakening, Adam Goodheart

Label
1861 : the Civil War awakening
Title
1861
Title remainder
the Civil War awakening
Statement of responsibility
Adam Goodheart
Title variation
Civil War awakening
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Early in 1861 a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to reject their parents' faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of an ideal. It set Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. Goodheart takes us from the corridors of the White House to the slums of Manhattan, from the mouth of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston Common to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at this moment of ultimate crisis and decision.--From publisher description
  • Historian Goodheart makes sophisticated use of a broad spectrum of sources for an evocative reinterpretation of the Civil War's beginnings. He reframes the war as "not just a Southern rebellion but a nationwide revolution" to free the country of slavery and end paralyzing attempts to compromise over it. Goodheart shifts focus away from the power centers of Washington and Charleston to look at the actions and reactions of citizens from Boston to New York City, from Hampton Roads, Va., to St. Louis, Mo., and San Francisco, emphasizing the cultural, rather than military, clash between those wanting the country to move forward and those clinging to the old ways
Summary
Chronicles the revolution of ideas that preceded--and led to--the start of the Civil War, looking at a diverse cast of characters and the actions of citizens throughout the country in their efforts to move beyond compromise and end slavery
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book 2011
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391125
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/11
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.G66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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the Civil War awakening
Label
1861 : the Civil War awakening, Adam Goodheart
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-456) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : a banner at daybreak : Charleston Harbor, December 1860 -- Wide awake : Boston, October 1860 -- The old gentlemen : Washington, January 1861 -- Forces of nature : central Ohio, February 1861 -- A shot in the dark : Charleston Harbor, April 1861 -- The volunteer : lower Manhattan, April 1861 -- Gateways to the west : Lower Carson River, Nevada Territory, May 1861 -- The crossing : Washington, May 1861 -- Freedom's fortress : Hampton Roads, Virginia, May 1861 -- Independence Day : Washington, D.C., July 1861
Control code
18886259
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
481 pages
Isbn
9781400040155
Lccn
2010051326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, photographs, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn676726649
  • (OCoLC)676726649
Label
1861 : the Civil War awakening, Adam Goodheart
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-456) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : a banner at daybreak : Charleston Harbor, December 1860 -- Wide awake : Boston, October 1860 -- The old gentlemen : Washington, January 1861 -- Forces of nature : central Ohio, February 1861 -- A shot in the dark : Charleston Harbor, April 1861 -- The volunteer : lower Manhattan, April 1861 -- Gateways to the west : Lower Carson River, Nevada Territory, May 1861 -- The crossing : Washington, May 1861 -- Freedom's fortress : Hampton Roads, Virginia, May 1861 -- Independence Day : Washington, D.C., July 1861
Control code
18886259
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
481 pages
Isbn
9781400040155
Lccn
2010051326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, photographs, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn676726649
  • (OCoLC)676726649

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