(Preface p vii) The mixture of political, social and economic history is presented without the academic baggage of footnotes. Excellent history of the Civil War and it's causes, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 29, 2016. --John C. Gilbraith, The Washington Monthly"An invaluable compendium of the hyperactive period that contains the Great depression and the Second World War." Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. He covers the military aspects of the war in all of the necessary detail, and also provides a helpful framework describing the complex economic, political, and social forces behind the conflict. -- Alan Wolfe, Boston University, author of One Nation After All"Displaying a literary craft uncommon in survey works, he has woven together narrative, sketches of character, and critical judgment to record and analyze the economic, political, social, and military events of these epic years....This account of the crucial struggles and events of the Depression and war years will lend perspective like few others." --Kirkus Reviews"David Kennedy...is absolutely masterful in this literate and lively history of the American people in the Depression and World War II." As a Civil War historian, I can confidently state that writing in a neutral voice about this period is one of the most difficult challenges an author faces. --David Lindquist, Indiana University, # The Oxford history of the United States\n, V. 10. ^ Book Grand Expectations The United States 1945 1974 Oxford History Of The United States ^ Uploaded By Erle Stanley Gardner, grand expectations is james pattersons first entrant into the oxford history of the united states patterson uses his title as his theme moreso than most authors utilize their book titles in pattersons opinion Please enter recipient e-mail address(es). The book's final 400 pages admirably demonstrate exactly how the U.S. emerged victorious in WWII....Because of its scope, its insight and its purring narrative engine, Kennedy's book will stand foryears to come as the definitive history of the most important decades of the American Century." Nearly 30 years since its initial publication by Oxford, this book is still being used at the university level to educate students about the Civil War. The name field is required. --Boston Globe"Rarely does a work of historical synthesis combine such trenchant analysis and elegant writing as does Kennedy's spectacular contribution to the Oxford History of the United States. Otherwise an excellent detailed account. This book is more than a history of the United States. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Likely to become the standard one-volume history of our Civil War, this vivifies, with palpable immediacy, scholarly acumen and interpretive skill, events foreshadowing the conflict, the war itself and its basic issue: slavery. --Publishers Weekly"An engrossing narrative of a momentous time. I knew very little about the American Civil War, and thought it about time to remedy that; after a bit of research, this volume seemed to fit the bill. Please try again. The E-mail message field is required. Of course “bias” has various meanings; professional historians have legitimate biases that cause them to think some things are less important than others and thus, since space is at a premium, they leave things out. --The Economist"The book...has my strong approval. But with recent political events, there has been some discussion and questions about this era, so I checked Amazon reviews and found this book to be well recommended. I'm interested in the lead up to the war but I'm forgetting the few interesting points with having to trawl through the messy politics of the day (not much different to today!) There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. As it will have, I cannot doubt, that of the many readers it deserves." --James T. Patterson, BancroftPrize-winning author of Grand Expectations"Excellent text, well-written, focused." Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2015. What I found fascinating about this book is the author's coverage of American history 50 years or so before the Civil War, and this coverage explains much of how and why the war got started. The Oxford History of the United States book series by multiple authors includes books The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, and several more. As the Southern legislators fought for the expansion of slavery the political parties as we know them developed. Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War era \/ James M. McPherson -- v. 9. ), Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2017. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Don't have an account? Freedom From Fear, the fourth installment of the new Oxford History of the United States to appear, is as much a triumph as its predecessors, providing every indication that the series, once completed, will stand as the most comprehensive andmost compelling narrative history of the nation." People, Places, and Power —the Story of American Democracy. But because Battle Cry is written in such an engaging style that reads like a novel while extensively relating and documenting the historical intricacies of the times was, for me, a pleasure to read and study. Du Bois): An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. He truly brings to life that feeling of utter division that was the Civil War and one wonders how the country ever healed and how it has become so united. A major and thoroughly fine piece of work." You may send this item to up to five recipients. The series originated in the 1950s with a plan laid out by historians C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadterfor a multi-volume history of the United States, one that would provide a summary of the political, social, and cultural history of the nation for a general audience. --John C. Gilbraith, The Washington Monthly"An invaluable compendium of the hyperactive period that contains the Great depression and the Second World War." Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. The book's final 400 pages admirably demonstrate exactly how the U.S. emerged victorious in WWII....Because of its scope, its insight and its purring narrative engine, Kennedy's book will stand foryears to come as the definitive history of the most important decades of the American Century." The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States , this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. He also provides a stunningly original reinterpretation of the competing forces and interests that combined to shape the New Deal under FDR's direction. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Although it is partly a military history, it is also a social, political, economic, and diplomatic history of the Civil War period. Battle Cry of Freedom is the one book to read about the Civil War and the issues leading up to it. United States History on the Academic Oxford University Press website Academic Skip to main ... Book with CD/DVD (1) Set (5) Study Card (1) Series in United States History. It is our mission to further the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Expectations amid Watergate and recession.\"@, v. 2. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The American Century and Beyond: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1893-2014 (Oxford History of the United States) by George C. Herring. The best one-volume account of the Roosevelt era currently available....Good old-fashioned history." McPherson's writing style is quick, clear, and easy to read. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe 6. Read Online Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States Book 6) By J EBOOK Product Description Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Know that I am not a huge fan of reading American or war history. Mc Pherson covers every political aspect and translates these into real effects on tbe population of the States at tbat time. This was supposed to be a great book on the American Civil War but I am on page 189 and no sign of the war. THE LITERARY EDITOR of the Atlantic Monthly, Benjamin Schwarz, recently leveled a sweeping indictment against American historians. The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format. At first sight, this can be a daunting book; at nearly a thousand pages, it is a weighty tome. English historians such as Charnwood, Henderson, and Trevelyan have already illuminated certain high peaks of American history. It is fascinating, tbought provoking, and exhilarating to read. The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 6, 2020. Read more... You may have already requested this item. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The book however covers not just the period of the war from 1860 to 1865 but sets the historical pre-cursors decades prior to that terrible conflict. "The Battle Cry of Freedom" (supplemented with some of Dr. McPherson's related books like "The Atlas of the Civil War," and others) is second-to-none. The glorious cause: the American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Robert Middlekauff --. The Oxford History of the American People, Volume 2 book. Oxford University Press; 1st edition (December 11, 2003), Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2016. Please enter your name. This book tells in detail the history of the American Civil War. New fields of historical study emerged in the 1960s, and personal issues intervened for some of the authors. It is Samuel Eliot Morison's "legacy" to his countrymen and aims "to re-create for my readers American ways of living in bygone eras." Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The seccession debate within the southern governments is explained fully. Photos. There is never a dull moment. The South was an agricultural economy and depended on cheap slave Labour. Hardcover/Dustjacket. (Since this was an e-reader edition, it is rather effortless to tap on the superscripted numeral and view the endnote. We know how it all comes out, yet the fate of the nation seems to hang in the balance as Kennedy captures history's throat-catchingcontingency." I mean no disrespect what-so-ever to Shelby Foote's "The Civil War." Start your review of The Oxford History of the United States: 1783-1917, Volume 1 The Long Crisis by Richard White (unpublished) 8. This is history the way it ought to be." McPherson first describes the economic, social, political, and technological changes that occurred in the United States in the years before the conflict. Some 47 years ago, he pointed out in the magazine's October issue, C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, two of the greatest names in postwar American historiography, laid out a plan for a multivolume history of the United States. Perhaps more than any other book, this one belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War buff. Freedom From Fear - The American People in World War II Part 2 by David M. Kennedy (1999) - No ISBN: Very Good. I have always been intrigued by the stories that surrounded the American Civil war, its causes, and the thinking that drove men to take up arms against brother, family and fellow countrymen. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American experience, its triumphs and heroes as well as its … Template:Oxford History of the United States. The E-mail Address(es) field is required. McPherson gives ample time to both "sides" of the cause and puts forth well-documented facts. IB Diploma Program; View all series in United States History. Here you will find a broad spectrum of history resources, as well as chapter-specific materials, for both students (open access) and professors (password protected). Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States) The excerpt suggests that Europeans used the lifestyle of American Indian tribes to justify. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2018. --John Kenneth GalbraithFreedom from Fear brings together in one place the epic story of how America faced the greatest challenges in its history. --Jack Beatty, author of The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley and The World According to Peter Drucker"We expect the best from David Kennedy and he will not disappoint anybody with this competent, complete and literate volume. McPherson's "Battle Cry" is arguably the best single-volume account of the Civil War. New York : Oxford University Press, <1982-1999>, 0195029216 9780195029215 0195038630 9780195038637 0195038347 9780195038347 019507680X 9780195076806 9780195078947 0195078942, Winner of Pulitzer Prize History Category 2000, volumes <2, 9-10> : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm, v. 2. Please try again. --Publishers Weekly"An engrossing narrative of a momentous time. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Books.To participate in the project, please visit its page, where you can join the project and discuss matters related to book articles.To use this banner, please refer to the documentation.To improve this article, please refer to the relevant guideline for the type of work. --The Washington Post"A major achievement in objective historical writing that should be a legacy to generations of students seeking authoritative reference material on the period." Jump to navigation Jump to search This page was last edited on 26 August 2018, at 04:48 (UTC). If you are looking for a good overview of the Civil War and its causes, this is a splendid introduction. The project proved to be more challenging than initially envisioned. Cover clean, binding tight, pages unmarked, dustjacket crisp but has a fold on the inside flap. Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore (Oxford History of the United States Book 11). It is not just about the war itself but about those times in America where our attitudes were. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Welcome to the Companion Website to accompany both the comprehensive and concise editions of Of the People: A History of the United States.. Customers reported quality issues in this eBook. Firstly, it's important to state that this book is NOT simply a military history of the conflict, although it naturally covers all the campaigns, battles and leading military figures. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood. Covering a time of large and intense change, it is all here. The idea that Americans would place allegiance to their states over the national governement seems so utterly foreign now, it amazes me to think how so much has changed since those days. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Fast-paced, it presents vivid portraits of major actors such as Roosevelt, Churchill, and Hitler, as well as of the hopes and fears of millions of lesser-known people caught up in the tumultuous years of the Great Depression and of World War II." Foote's works speak for themselves, no question. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 30, 2019. --CHOICE"Kennedy's grasp of deep-rooted social problems and his enlightening, analytical style are very much in evidence....[He] brilliantly explores the conflicting nuances of [Roosevelt's] character and program....Kennedy has achieved a judicious balance in his treatment of the Depression and the military operations and diplomatic maneuvers of World War II. Something went wrong. 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Then, he carefully and lucidly describes the political environment in America that leads to the election of Abraham Lincoln. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2018. I have read at least 50 books about the Civil War. The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV) which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. The build up to that event was gradual and had its base in slavery. Prologue: From the Halls of Montezuma --The United States at midcentury -- Mexico will poison us -- An empire for slavery -- Slavery, rum, and Romanism -- The crime against Kansas -- Mudsills and greasy mechanics for A. Lincoln -- The Revolution of 1860 -- The counterrevolution of 1861 -- Facing both ways: the upper south\'s dilemma -- Amateurs go to war -- Farewell to the Ninety Days\' War -- Blockade and beachhead: the Salt-water War, 1861-1862 -- The River War in 1862 -- The sinews of war -- Billy Yank\'s chickahominy blues -- We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued -- Carry me back to old Virginny -- John Bull\'s Virginia reel -- Three rivers in winter, 1862-1863 -- Fire in the rear -- Long remember: the summer of \'63 -- Johnny Reb\'s Chattanooga blues -- When this cruel war is over -- If it takes all summer -- After four years of failure -- We are going to be wiped off the earth -- South Carolina must be destroyed -- We are all Americans -- To the shoals of victory.\"@, V. 2. McPherson not only wrote a masterful narrative, he also sourced the text impeccably. It houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. If you are going to be quizzed on every political player and party of the 1840's and 50's then this is the book for you. An instant classic, this is the single volume on the tragic war and its background that every historian--amateur or trained--will want to have on the shelf to read again and again. --The Waterbury Republican-American"From its dramatic prelude depicting Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin hearing the news of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, to its moving climax on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, this panoramic narrative pulses with life, color, incident, and action. Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). 6. You'd have to already have a pretty thorough grasp of (and interest in) American politics and voting for much of it to mean anything to you. Among the historians connected with the series at one time … This book was written during my tenure of the chair of American History at Oxford, and in the hope of introducing British readers to the history of the United States. Covering a time of large and intense change, it is all here. Fast-paced, it presents vivid portraits of major actors such as Roosevelt, Churchill, and Hitler, as well as of the hopes and fears of millions of lesser-known people caught up in the tumultuous years of the Great Depression and of World War II." This is the ultimate resource for authoritative information on the American Presidency, Congress, and Supreme Court.Compiled by three leading scholars, it contains the key figures, events, and structures that have animated U.S. government for more than 200 years. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. by. 7. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. James M. McPherson (Author) › Visit Amazon's James M. McPherson Page. 4. --CHOICE"Kennedy's grasp of deep-rooted social problems and his enlightening, analytical style are very much in evidence....[He] brilliantly explores the conflicting nuances of [Roosevelt's] character and program....Kennedy has achieved a judicious balance in his treatment of the Depression and the military operations and diplomatic maneuvers of World War II. United States History . As it will have, I cannot doubt, that of the many readers it deserves." Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War era / James M. McPherson --v. 9. --Library Journal"David Kennedy is one of America's most distinguished historians, and Freedom from Fear is a remarkable achievement: deeply researched, insightful, and beautifully written. 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