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Why the Confederacy lost / edited by Gabor S. Boritt ; essays by James M. McPherson ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Boritt, G. S, 1940- | McPherson, James M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992Description: xii, 209 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 019507405X; 9780195074055; 0195085493 (pbk.); 9780195085495 (pbk.).Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America -- History | Civil wars History | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Why the Confederacy lost.DDC classification: 973.7 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
American victory, American defeat / James M. McPherson -- Military means, political ends : strategy / Archer Jones -- "Upon their success hang momentous interests" : generals / Gary W. Gallagher -- The perseverance of the soldiers / Reid Mitchell -- Black glory : the African-American role in union victory / Joseph T. Glatthaar.
Summary: Five major historians return to the battlefield to explain the South's defeat. Provocatively argued and engagingly written, this work rejects the notion that the Union victory was inevitable and shows the importance of the commanders, strategies, and victories at key moments.
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E464 .W48 1993 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001730241

Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-191) and index.

American victory, American defeat / James M. McPherson -- Military means, political ends : strategy / Archer Jones -- "Upon their success hang momentous interests" : generals / Gary W. Gallagher -- The perseverance of the soldiers / Reid Mitchell -- Black glory : the African-American role in union victory / Joseph T. Glatthaar.

Five major historians return to the battlefield to explain the South's defeat. Provocatively argued and engagingly written, this work rejects the notion that the Union victory was inevitable and shows the importance of the commanders, strategies, and victories at key moments.

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About the Editor:Gabor Boritt is Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. His more recent books are The Historian's Lincoln and The Confederate Image.

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