A Companion to the U.S. Civil War

Editor: Sheehan-Dean, Aaron
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $419.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4443-5131-6
Category: History - United States -- History
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A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865).

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: CAMPAIGNS AND BATTLES
  • Chapter One: VIRGINIA 1861
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Two: MISSOURI
  • General Histories
  • Early Battles
  • Confederate Incursions into Missouri, 1862–1863
  • The Price Raid
  • Unit Histories and Soldier Diaries and Memoirs
  • Guerrilla Warfare
  • Biographies
  • Reference Works
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Three: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CAMPAIGN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Four: 1862 SHENANDOAH VALLEY CAMPAIGN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Five: LOGISTICS
  • Procurement, Organization, and Supply
  • Distribution
  • Confederate Shortages
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Six: PENINSULA CAMPAIGN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Seven: SOLDIERS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Eight: KENTUCKY
  • Kentucky's Civil War Significance and Historiography
  • Secession Crisis, Neutrality, and Politics
  • Kentucky Goes to War: Mobilization and Two Confederate Invasions
  • Emancipation and Black Soldiers
  • Guerrilla Warfare and Racial Violence
  • Concluding the War: Vanquished Become Victors
  • Conclusion and Suggestions for Further Research
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Nine: GUERRILLAS
  • Defining Civil War Irregulars: The Scholarly Debate
  • Guerrilla Memoirs/Histories Written by Veterans
  • Biographies and Unit Histories
  • U.S. Army Counter-Irregular Warfare
  • The Vietnam War's Impact on U.S. Civil War Scholarship
  • Scholarship on Militant Dissent in the Civil War
  • “The Long War” and U.S. Civil War Guerrilla Studies
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Ten: MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Eleven: BATTLE OF ANTIETAM
  • The Commanders
  • Battle Histories
  • Phases of the Battle
  • Specialized Studies and the Battle's Aftermath
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twelve: CIVIL WAR TACTICS
  • The Last Napoleonic War or the First Modern War?
  • Strategies, Doctrine, Operations, and Tactics
  • How Soldiers Fought
  • Tactics: How Battles Were Fought
  • Unit Histories
  • The State of Civil War Tactical Scholarship
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirteen: BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fourteen: BLOCKADING CAMPAIGNS
  • Contemporary Accounts of the Blockade
  • The Efficacy of U.S. Navy Enforcement
  • Economic Impact of the Blockade
  • The Blockade as Naval Strategy
  • The Blockade as Foreign Policy
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifteen: CHANCELLORSVILLE CAMPAIGN
  • A Campaign of Contingency
  • Hooker's Campaign Plan and Opening Moves
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1 and 2, 1863
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville, May 3 and 4, 1863
  • The End of the Campaign and Strategic Results
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Sixteen: BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Seventeen: AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIERING
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Eighteen: VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Nineteen: OCCUPATION
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty: ARKANSAS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-One: INDIAN AMERICA
  • We Are All Americans
  • Allies
  • Soldiers
  • Civilians and Refugees
  • “Insurgents”
  • The Vanishing Indian
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Two: NAVAL DEVELOPMENT AND WARFARE
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Sailors’ Lives
  • Blockade
  • Technology and Naval Revolution
  • Syntheses
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Three: BATTLES OF CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA
  • Opening Moves in the Tullahoma Campaign
  • McLemore's Cove
  • The Battle of Chickamauga, September 18–20, 1863
  • Chattanooga Campaign
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Four: ATLANTA CAMPAIGN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Five: GEORGIA AND CAROLINAS CAMPAIGNS
  • First Histories
  • Modern Overviews
  • State Studies: Georgia
  • The Carolinas
  • Social History
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Six: PRISONS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Seven: 1864 SHENANDOAH VALLEY CAMPAIGN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Eight: OVERLAND CAMPAIGN, 1864
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Twenty-Nine: LOUISIANA AND TEXAS CAMPAIGNS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty: PETERSBURG CAMPAIGN
  • Background
  • Grant and Federal Strategy at Petersburg
  • Grant's Summer Offensives
  • The Longest Winter
  • The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign
  • Campaign Historiography
  • African Americans and Civilians in the Petersburg Campaign
  • Siege Warfare and Life in the Trenches
  • Conclusion
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-One: TECHNOLOGY AND WAR
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-Two: WAR AND ENVIRONMENT
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-Three: APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-Four: MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE
  • Overview: Organization and Challenges
  • Medical Issues
  • Historiographical Questions and Challenges
  • The Current State of the Field
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-Five: CIVIL WAR VETERANS
  • General Studies
  • Institutional and Political Histories
  • Veterans in Gilded Age America
  • Memory
  • Pensions and Economic Issues
  • Disability
  • Biographies
  • Masculinity
  • Conclusion
  • REFERENCES
  • Part II: LEADERS
  • Chapter Thirty-Six: ULYSSES S. GRANT
  • Hardscrabble
  • Reunion and Reaction
  • A Baby Politician but Brilliant General
  • The Unredeemed Captive
  • Grant's Ascension
  • Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-Seven: ROBERT E. LEE
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-Eight: UNITED STATES GENERALS
  • Grant
  • McClellan
  • Sherman
  • Second Ranking Generals
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Thirty-Nine: ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • Early Life
  • Springfield and the Law
  • Antebellum Political Career and Slavery's Critic
  • Road to the White House and the Secession Crisis
  • President and Commander in Chief
  • Lincoln and Emancipation
  • Conclusion: General Biographies
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty: JEFFERSON DAVIS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-One: FREDERICK DOUGLASS
  • REFERENCES
  • Part III: POLITICS, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
  • Chapter Forty-Two: CIVIL WAR DIPLOMACY
  • Confederate Diplomacy
  • Union Diplomacy
  • Foreign Powers
  • Contexts and Legacies
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-Three: ETHNICITY
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-Four: WOMEN
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-Five: MANHOOD
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-Six: NORTHERN POLITICS
  • The Republican Party
  • The Democratic Party
  • The Party System
  • Politics, Political Culture, and National Identity
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-Seven: SOUTHERN POLITICS
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-Eight: NORTHERN DISSENT
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Forty-Nine: SOUTHERN DISSENT
  • Dissent and the Question of Confederate Defeat
  • Defining the Dissenter
  • Conclusions
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty: NORTHERN HOME FRONT
  • Civil War Cities
  • The Rural North during the Civil War
  • Conclusion
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-One: SOUTHERN HOME FRONT
  • The Role of Southern Communities in the Civil War
  • The Effect of the Civil War on Southern Communities
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Two: ABOLITIONISTS IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • Abolitionists before the Civil War
  • Abolitionists during the Civil War
  • Post–Struggle for Equality Treatments of Abolitionists during the Civil War
  • More Recent Extensions of Larger Studies of Abolitionism into the Civil War Years
  • Abolitionist Women during the Civil War
  • Abolitionists in Recent Studies of the Civil War Era
  • Conclusion
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Three: SLAVERY IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Four: EMANCIPATION
  • Early Scholarship
  • The Contours of Emancipation
  • Gender
  • Lincoln and Emancipation
  • Who Freed the Slaves?
  • The Transnational Turn in Emancipation Studies
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Five: LITERATURE
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Six: MUSIC
  • Foundations
  • The Patriotic Declension Thesis
  • Sectional Studies
  • Songs and Songwriters
  • African Americans
  • Women
  • Military Bands and Bandsmen
  • Recent Syntheses
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Seven: RELIGION
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Eight: CONSTITUTION AND LAW
  • The Nature of the Union
  • The Coercive Power of the State
  • The State and the Economy
  • African Americans and the Union
  • Citizenship
  • The Constitution
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Fifty-Nine:NATIONALISM
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Sixty: WARTIME POLITICAL ECONOMY
  • REFERENCES
  • Part IV: THE CIVIL WAR IN HISTORY
  • Chapter Sixty-One: THEORY AND METHOD
  • Agency
  • Aftermath
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Sixty-Two: THE GLOBAL CIVIL WAR
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Sixty-Three: WARTIME ORIGINS OF RECONSTRUCTION
  • The Politics of Wartime Reconstruction
  • The Wartime Origins of Free Labor
  • The Wartime Development of the Free Black Community
  • REFERENCES
  • Chapter Sixty-Four: MEMORY
  • REFERENCES
  • Name Index