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The Routledge Companion to the American Civil War Era : Routledge Companions to History - Hugh Tulloch

The Routledge Companion to the American Civil War Era

Routledge Companions to History

Paperback Published: 1st June 2006
ISBN: 9780415229531
Number Of Pages: 187

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Arguably one of the most significant periods in US history, the American Civil War era continues to fascinate. In this essential reference guide to the period, Hugh Tulloch examines the war itself, alongside the political, constitutional, social, economic, literary and religious developments and trends that informed and were formed by the turbulent events that took place during America's nineteenth century.

Key themes examined here are:


  • emancipation and the quest for racial justice

  • abolitionism and debates regarding freedom versus slavery

  • the confederacy and reconstruction

  • civil war military strategy

  • industry and agriculture

  • Presidential elections and party politics

  • cultural and intellectual developments.

Including a compendium of information through timelines, chronologies, bibliographies and guides to sources as well, students of American history and the civil war will want a copy of this by their side.

'This latest title fully measures up to the high standard claimed for the Routledge Companions to History series ... Tulloch combines a comprehensive and critical approach within the resrticed space at his disposal.' - Reference Reviews

'The author would not claim to have written the definitive guide to the war but has provided a really useful reference tool for use by pupils and staff. A copy for the departmental library is essential!' - History Teaching Review

List of maps, tables and figuresp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Historical Backgroundp. 7
Chronological tablep. 9
Historiography/historiansp. 16
Documents and Resourcesp. 29
Founding documentsp. 31
Politicsp. 37
Social and economic factorsp. 50
Military strategyp. 58
Primary documentsp. 63
Judge Thomas Ruffin: North Carolina v. Mann, 1829p. 63
Thomas Dew: Review of the Debate in the Virginia Legislature, 1831-32p. 65
Frederick Law Olmsted: A Journey in the Back Country, 1860p. 69
William Lloyd Garrison: The Liberator, 1 January 1831p. 71
The Seneca Falls Declaration, 19 July 1848p. 72
Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Fugitive Slave Laws, 3 May 1851p. 74
Frederick Douglass: Fourth of July Address, 1852p. 77
Andrew Jackson: Proclamation to the People of South Carolina, 10 December 1832p. 78
Roger Taney: Dred Scott v. Sandford, 6 March 1857p. 80
Abraham Lincoln: The 'House Divided' Speech, 17 June 1858p. 82
South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession, 24 December 1860p. 84
Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861p. 86
Jefferson Davis: Inaugural Address, 18 February 1861p. 91
Alexander Stephens: Address on the Confederate Constitution, 21 March 1861p. 92
Abraham Lincoln: Message to Congress, 4 July 1861p. 94
Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address, 19 November 1863p. 95
Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address, 4 March 1865p. 96
Thaddeus Stevens: Speech on Reconstruction, 18 December 1865p. 97
Andrew Johnson: Second Annual Message to Congress, 3 December 1866p. 100
Frederick Douglass: Speech to Republican National Convention, 1876p. 102
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Concord Hymnp. 103
Herman Melville: Shiloh: A Requiemp. 103
Walt Whitman: O Captain! my Captain!p. 104
Emily Dickinson: Much Madness is Divinest Sensep. 105
Emily Dickinson: Success is Counted Sweetestp. 105
Emily Dickinson: Ample Make this Bedp. 105
Emily Dickinson: Safe in their Alabaster Chambersp. 105
Julie Ward Howe: The Battle Hymn of the Republicp. 106
Spiritual: Nobody Knows the Trouble I Seenp. 107
Biographies, Glossary and Referencesp. 109
Biographiesp. 111
Glossaryp. 139
Annotated bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780415229531
ISBN-10: 0415229537
Series: Routledge Companions to History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 187
Published: 1st June 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.0  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1