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Texas A & M University Military History #0026: Blood Brothers: A Short History of the Civil War

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Brothers by blood before the war; brothers in blood after. The blood mingled in the Civil Was became the symbol and perverse source of indissoluble union between two sections, two ways of life, two visions of the future, and even two revolutions.

In riveting detail, veteran Civil War historian Frank E. Vandiver recounts the campaigns and major battles of the first war of the Industrial Revolution, with its machinery, firepower, and engineering beyond imagination. With provocative insight, he traces a picture of the war as rooted in the character and vision of its two leaders and their two sectional revolutions.

In the North, Abraham Lincoln built a massive war effort by expanding executive authority, sometimes in ways beyond the Constitution. Not only emancipation, but also new monetary policies, new forms of commercial organization and production, and new ways of raising and commanding armies made a different United States, shaped for world power.

In the service of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, a states righter, became a Confederate nationalist. Keeping up the fight forced him and many Southerners to accept both a centralization and an industrialization they hated. When the dream was lost and the country gone, vestiges of this revolution would make the Southern system compatible with the new economic, social, and political system that had emerged in the North. The South might look back fondly, but it was readier than it knew for what would come: a new union, one and finally indivisible.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-199) and index.

About the Author

FRANK E. VANDIVER has published many books on military history and especially the Civil War. Among them are Their Tattered Flags and Mighty Stonewall, both available from Texas A&M University Press. A former president of Texas A&M University and administrator and professor of history at that and other universities, he is now director of the Mosher Institute for Defense Studies at Texas A&M.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890965245
Author:
VanDiver, Frank E.
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Author:
VanDiver, Frank E.
Location:
College Station :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Series Volume:
0026
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 b&w photos., 3 line drawings., 4 maps
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.81 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » Peace and War
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
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