Defining Documents in American History: Civil War (1860-1865), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429837497
  • ISBN-13: 9781429837491
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 710 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This series offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans. This volume centers on the following themes: Disunion: The Sectional Crisis; The Politics of War; War Stories; The Home Front; The Destruction of Slaveryp; and Post War: The Politics of Race.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
1: The Battle of Shiloh: (Complete Listing of Military Leaders.).
2: The Battle of Antietam: (Complete Listing of Military Leaders.).
3: March to the Sea: (Complete Listing of Military Leaders.).
4: Other Frontmatter.
The Approaching Storm.
5: Speeches for and against the Compromise of 1850.
6: Speech against the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
7: The Dred Scott Decision.
8: President Lincoln's “House Divided” Speech.
9: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
10: Speech to the Court that Sentenced Him to Death.
Disunion: The Sectional Crisis.
11: Cooper Union Address.
12: Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address.
13: The Cornerstone of the Confederacy.
14: South Carolina Declaration of Immediate Causes; Georgia Declaration of Causes of Secession.
The Politics of War.
15: The Chicago Tribune: “Help from England”.
16: Special Message to Congress: Habeas Corpus.
17: Presidential Proclamations on Blockade and Commercial Trade No. 81, No. 82, and No. 86.
18: Speech on the Trent Affair.
19: Habeas Corpus Suspension Act.
20: General Orders No. 100: Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field.
21: Hard War.
22: Governor's Message on the Suspension of Writ of Habeas Corpus to the General Assembly of North Carolina.
23: President Abraham Lincoln's Blind Memorandum.
24: Ex Parte Milligan.
25: Jefferson Davis’ Address to the Confederate Congress.
26: Jefferson Davis' Inaugural Address as Elected President of the Confederacy.
War Stories.
27: General Burnside's Army and the Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony.
28: Captain Richard W. Burt on the Siege of Vicksburg.
29: On Blockade Duty: Letters from a Lieutenant on the USS Gettysburg.
30: “The Most Terrible Sight I Ever Saw”.
31: Letters from the Vicksburg Campaign.
32: Narrative of Prison Life.
33: War Diary: Marching through the Stronghold of Secession.