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The Resource Rising in flames : Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation, J. D. Dickey

Rising in flames : Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation, J. D. Dickey

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Rising in flames : Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation
Title
Rising in flames
Title remainder
Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation
Statement of responsibility
J. D. Dickey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Shares new perspectives into Sherman's epic March to the Sea, profiling the heated divides of the antebellum years and how the march forced the nation to reckon with a century of injustice
  • "Antebellum America was a deeply troubled country, divided by partisan gridlock and ideological warfare. There were angry voices in the streets and the statehouses, and furious clashes over race and immigration, coupled with a growing chasm between immense wealth and desperate poverty. The Civil War that followed brought America to the brink of self-destruction. But it also created a new country from the ruins of the old one, bolder and stronger than ever. No campaign in the war was more destructive--or more important--than William Sherman's legendary march through Georgia and the Carolinas. It would cripple the heart of the South's economy, free thousands of slaves, and mark the beginning of a new era. This invasion not only quelled the Confederate forces, but transformed America, forcing it to reckon with a century of injustice. In this timely, narrative social history, Dickey reveals the story of women actively involved in the military campaign, and later in civilian networks, one of whom was so vital, even Sherman himself would call her 'General.' African Americans also took active roles as soldiers, builders, and activists, despite the hesitation on the part of some, though not all, Union officers to integrate the ranks. Rich with despair and hope, brutality and compassion, Rising in Flames tells the dramatic story of the Union's invasion of the Confederacy. Dickey brilliantly examines how this colossal struggle provided a radiant and violent rebirth for a nation on the edge of collapse-and helped create a vigorous new country from the embers of the Old South."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
FMG
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Dickey, Jeff,
Dewey number
973.7/378
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.69
LC item number
.D53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • United States
  • Georgia
Label
Rising in flames : Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation, J. D. Dickey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Two armies in Washington -- HOME FRONT. The western edge ; Tip of the sword -- INVASION. Echoes of Chickamauga ; Three views of Chattanooga ; Heroes in the field ; Damn your officers ; The wheel ; The anvil ; Shadowy territory ; Comrades in dirt ; All around them light as day ; Yell like the devil -- RECKONING. Sentinels ; Fire and sword ; To Raleigh -- LEGACY. The grand review ; The fires to come
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxvii, 413 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777573
Lccn
bl2018055924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1035948451
  • (OCoLC)1035948451
  • 2337241
Label
Rising in flames : Sherman's March and the fight for a new nation, J. D. Dickey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Two armies in Washington -- HOME FRONT. The western edge ; Tip of the sword -- INVASION. Echoes of Chickamauga ; Three views of Chattanooga ; Heroes in the field ; Damn your officers ; The wheel ; The anvil ; Shadowy territory ; Comrades in dirt ; All around them light as day ; Yell like the devil -- RECKONING. Sentinels ; Fire and sword ; To Raleigh -- LEGACY. The grand review ; The fires to come
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxvii, 413 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777573
Lccn
bl2018055924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1035948451
  • (OCoLC)1035948451
  • 2337241

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