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Maryland voices of the Civil War

Author: Charles W Mitchell
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The most contentious event in our nation's history, the Civil War deeply divided families, friends, and communities. Both sides fought to define the conflict on their own terms - Lincoln and his supporters struggled to preserve the Union and end slavery, while the Confederacy waged a battle for the primacy of local liberty or "states' rights." But the war had its own peculiar effects on the four border slave states
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maryland voices of the Civil War.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608535586
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Mitchell
ISBN: 9780801886218 080188621X
OCLC Number: 76167136
Awards: Winner of Museum of the Confederacy Founder's Award 2007 (United States)
Description: xiii, 548 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Indecision. Fall-winter --
April 3. May 4. Summer --
pt. 2. Occupation. Federal troops --
Raising troops --
Arrest --
Prison --
Rebels --
pt. 3. Liberation. Slaves --
Black troops --
Freedom --
Assassination.
Responsibility: edited by Charles W. Mitchell.

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Maryland Voices of the Civil War illuminates the human complexities of the Civil War era and the political realignment that enabled Marylanders to abolish slavery in their state before the end of the  Read more...
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Mitchell's remarkable new book lets us listen and understand how the great war was fought to save the union, this state and our national soul. -- Michael Olesker Baltimore Examiner 2007 Using Read more...

 
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