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A Ruined Land: The End of the Civil War

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"This fascinating social history, through Golay’s expert use of sources, brings to life a time in America’s past that promised so much but delivered so little, expecially to former slaves."–Publishers Weekly

"A tautly woven narrative history.…Lively and readable."–Kirkus Reviews

In a fascinating approach that allows the voices of those touched by the Civil War to speak for themselves, gifted writer Michael Golay shows the impact of victory and defeat on the ordinary Americans who both influenced events and were caught up in them. Using illuminating new material, much of it previously unpublished, Golay takes a unique perspective by interweaving personal histories of soldiers and civilians with the larger events of the Civil War. Among the events of this bitter conflict, Golay illuminates the impact of Sherman’s march through Georgia and the Carolinas, the despair caused by the assassination of Lincoln, the first bitter weeks of armistice, the immediate postwar life in a devastated, chaotic South, and the promise of freedom for African American slaves. Through the letters, diaries, and other literary remains of those who experienced the war, we gain a vivid, panoramic look at the effects of a bitter struggle and at the efforts of both sides to work toward a solution to problems where effective answers were elusive.

Synopsis:

"This fascinating social history, through Golay's expert use of sources, brings to life a time in America's past that promised so much but delivered so little, expecially to former slaves."-Publishers Weekly

"A tautly woven narrative history..Lively and readable."-Kirkus Reviews

In a fascinating approach that allows the voices of those touched by the Civil War to speak for themselves, gifted writer Michael Golay shows the impact of victory and defeat on the ordinary Americans who both influenced events and were caught up in them. Using illuminating new material, much of it previously unpublished, Golay takes a unique perspective by interweaving personal histories of soldiers and civilians with the larger events of the Civil War. Among the events of this bitter conflict, Golay illuminates the impact of Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas, the despair caused by the assassination of Lincoln, the first bitter weeks of armistice, the immediate postwar life in a devastated, chaotic South, and the promise of freedom for African American slaves. Through the letters, diaries, and other literary remains of those who experienced the war, we gain a vivid, panoramic look at the effects of a bitter struggle and at the efforts of both sides to work toward a solution to problems where effective answers were elusive.

About the Author

MICHAEL GOLAY has published four books on nineteenth-century American history, including To Gettysburg and Beyond. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Author's Note.

Time Line.

Cast of Characters.

WAR AND REVOLUTION.

Honey Hill.

The Laws of War.

The Sherman Lands.

THE END OF THE WAR.

The Smoky March.

The Shell of Rebellion.

Booth and His Crime.

SOMETHING LIKE PEACE.

Exile and Return.

Crime, Punishment, Absolution.

Fallow and Neglected Lands.

Coda: 1876-1877.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471395256
Subtitle:
The End of the Civil War
Author:
Golay, Michael
Author:
Golay
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Reconstruction
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Military history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes index.Bibliography: p.369-374.
Publication Date:
20010213
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.21x6.14x.83 in. 1.24 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "This fascinating social history, through Golay's expert use of sources, brings to life a time in America's past that promised so much but delivered so little, expecially to former slaves."-Publishers Weekly

"A tautly woven narrative history..Lively and readable."-Kirkus Reviews

In a fascinating approach that allows the voices of those touched by the Civil War to speak for themselves, gifted writer Michael Golay shows the impact of victory and defeat on the ordinary Americans who both influenced events and were caught up in them. Using illuminating new material, much of it previously unpublished, Golay takes a unique perspective by interweaving personal histories of soldiers and civilians with the larger events of the Civil War. Among the events of this bitter conflict, Golay illuminates the impact of Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas, the despair caused by the assassination of Lincoln, the first bitter weeks of armistice, the immediate postwar life in a devastated, chaotic South, and the promise of freedom for African American slaves. Through the letters, diaries, and other literary remains of those who experienced the war, we gain a vivid, panoramic look at the effects of a bitter struggle and at the efforts of both sides to work toward a solution to problems where effective answers were elusive.

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