American Civil War The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 6 volumes

Many of these dilemmas continue to shape modern society and politics. This comprehensive work facilitates both detailed reading and quick referencing for readers from the high school level to senior scholars in the field.

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096825

Category: History

Page: 2777

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This expansive, multivolume reference work provides a broad, multidisciplinary examination of the Civil War period ranging from pre-Civil War developments and catalysts such as the Mexican-American War to the rebuilding of the war-torn nation during Reconstruction.

The Cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland

American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, Volume 6. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio LLC, 2013. Twenty-Ninth Annual Reunion of the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Author: Dennis W. Belcher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623961

Category: History

Page: 356

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During its two-year history, the cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland fought the Confederates in some of the most important actions of the Civil War, including Stones River, Chickamauga, the Tullahoma Campaign, the pursuit of Joseph Wheeler in October 1863 and the East Tennessee Campaign. They battled with legendary Confederate cavalry units commanded by Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Hunt Morgan, Wheeler and others. By October 1864, the cavalry grew from eight regiments to four divisions--composed of units from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Tennessee--before participating in Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, where the Union cavalry suffered 30 percent casualties. This history of the Army of the Cumberland's cavalry units analyzes their success and failures and re-evaluates their alleged poor service during the Atlanta Campaign.

States at War Volume 6

The Confederate States Chronology and a Reference Guide for South Carolina in the Civil War Richard F. Miller ... American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, edited by Spencer C. Tucker (Santa Barbara, ...

Author: Richard F. Miller

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 151260108X

Category: Reference

Page: 712

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Although many Civil War reference books exist, Civil War researchers have until now had no single compendium to consult on important details about the combatant states (and territories). This crucial reference work, the sixth in the States at War series, provides vital information on the organization, activities, economies, demographics, and laws of Civil War South Carolina. This volume also includes the Confederate States Chronology. Miller enlists multiple sources, including the statutes, Journals of Congress, departmental reports, general orders from Richmond and state legislatures, and others, to illustrate the rise and fall of the Confederacy. In chronological order, he presents the national laws intended to harness its manpower and resources for war, the harsh realities of foreign diplomacy, the blockade, and the costs of states’ rights governance, along with mounting dissent; the effects of massive debt financing, inflation, and loss of credit; and a growing raggedness within the ranks of its army. The chronology provides a factual framework for one of history’s greatest ironies: in the end, the war to preserve slavery could not be won while 35 percent of the population was enslaved.

American Revolution The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

A decade later, President Abraham Lincoln called on the nation during the American Civil War to realize the promise ... Over time, the Declaration of Independence has ceased to be a purely American document and has inspired advocates of ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097449

Category: History

Page: 2272

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With more than 1,300 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of the American Revolution, this definitive scholarly reference covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. • Contains more than 1,300 A–Z entries on various political, social, and military topics connected with the American Revolution • Features contributions from more than 120 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Introduces entries with essays on the war's underlying causes and the events that catalyzed its outbreak, a synopsis of the war, and an analysis of its long-term impact • Includes key documents relevant to the period, including Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, eyewitness battle accounts, speeches, and treaties • Supplements entries with hundreds of illustrations depicting colonial and Revolutionary America, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large-scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea • Addresses all major Native American tribes involved in the conflict and their role in the war

The Cold War The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

An important part of the U.S. civil rights movement, Freedom Summer was a massive 10- week effort during June–August 1964 to ... At the time, only about 6 percent of African Americans living in Mississippi were registered to vote, ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440860769

Category: History

Page: 2181

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This sweeping reference work covers every aspect of the Cold War, from its ignition in the ashes of World War II, through the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Cold War superpower face-off between the Soviet Union and the United States dominated international affairs in the second half of the 20th century and still reverberates around the world today. This comprehensive and insightful multivolume set provides authoritative entries on all aspects of this world-changing event, including wars, new military technologies, diplomatic initiatives, espionage activities, important individuals and organizations, economic developments, societal and cultural events, and more. This expansive coverage provides readers with the necessary context to understand the many facets of this complex conflict. The work begins with a preface and introduction and then offers illuminating introductory essays on the origins and course of the Cold War, which are followed by some 1,500 entries on key individuals, wars, battles, weapons systems, diplomacy, politics, economics, and art and culture. Each entry has cross-references and a list of books for further reading. The text includes more than 100 key primary source documents, a detailed chronology, a glossary, and a selective bibliography. Numerous illustrations and maps are inset throughout to provide additional context to the material. Includes more than 1,500 entries covering all facets of the Cold War from its origins to its aftermath, including all political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, and cultural aspects Incorporates the scholarship of more than 200 internationally recognized contributors from around the world, many writing about events and issues from the perspective of their country of origin Offers more than 100 original documents—a collection that draws heavily on material from archives in China, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union Provides hundreds of powerful images and dozens of informative maps detailing specific military conflicts and movements of various groups Includes a detailed chronology of important events that occurred before, during, and after the Cold War

World War I The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection Spencer C. Tucker ... Based on their analysis of the FrancoPrussian War, coupled with the actions of the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War (1861–1865), many within the ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099654

Category: History

Page: 2307

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Offering exhaustive coverage, detailed analyses, and the latest historical interpretations of events, this expansive, five-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed reference source on the First World War available today. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes of the war that allows readers to fully understand the complex origins of such a monumental conflict • Supplies detailed analyses and explanations of the events before, during, and after World War I, such as how the results of the war set the stage for the global Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as detailed biographical data on key military and civilian individuals during World War I • Includes a chronologically organized document volume that enables students to examine the sources of historical information firsthand • Covers all key battles, land and sea, and their impacts, as well as the critical technological developments that affected the war's outcomes

The Cavalries in the Nashville Campaign

6. James R. Chalmers, Official Records, Series 1, Volume 24, Part 1, 471; E. R. Bennett, Official Records, ... ed., American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection (Santa Barbara: ABC—Clio LLC, 2013), 251; ...

Author: Dennis W. Belcher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476639914

Category: History

Page: 383

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The Nashville Campaign, culminating with the last major battle of the Civil War, is one of the most compelling and controversial campaigns of the conflict. The campaign pitted the young and energetic James Harrison Wilson and his Union cavalry against the cunning and experienced Nathan Bedford Forrest with his Confederate cavalry. This book is an analysis of contributions made by the two opposing cavalry forces and provides new insights and details into the actions of the cavalry during the battle. This campaign highlighted important changes in cavalry tactics and never in the Civil War was there closer support by the cavalry for infantry actions than for the Union forces in the Battle of Nashville. The retreat by Cheatham's corps and the Battle of the Barricade receive a more in-depth discussion than in previous works on this battle. The importance of this campaign cannot be overstated as a different outcome of this battle could have altered history. The Nashville Campaign reflected the stark realities of the war across the country in December 1864 and would mark an important part of the death knell for the Confederacy.

American Yachts in Naval Service

... ed., American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2013), 1716. 74. The American Journal of International Law, Supplement to, Vol. 10, 1916, Official Documents (New York: ...

Author: Kenneth Howard Goldman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476682607

Category: History

Page: 226

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Before there was a U.S. Navy, several Colonial navies were all-volunteer--both the crews and the vessels. From its beginnings through World War II, the Navy has relied on civilian sailors and their fast vessels to fill out its ranks of small combatants. Beginning with the birth of the yacht in the Netherlands in the 17th century , this illustrated history traces the development of yacht racing, the advent of combustion-engine power and the contribution privately owned vessels have made to national defense. Vessels conscripted during the Civil War served both the Union and Confederacy--sometimes changing sides after capture. The first USS Wanderer saw the slave trade from both sides of the law. Aboard the USS Sylph, Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine fought the Third Reich's U-boats under sail. USS Sea Cloud made history as the first racially integrated ship in the Navy, three years before President Truman desegregated the military.

The Frederick Douglass Papers

Series Three: Correspondence, Volume 2: 1853-1865 Frederick Douglass John R. McKivigan ... Hargrove, Black Union Soldiers, 183–87; Spencer C. Tucker, ed., American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, 6 vols.

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300218303

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 674

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A second volume of the collected correspondence of the great African-American reformer and abolitionist features correspondence written during the Civil War years The second collection of meticulously edited correspondence with abolitionist, author, statesman, and former slave Frederick Douglass covers the years leading up to the Civil War through the close of the conflict, offering readers an illuminating portrait of an extraordinary American and the turbulent times in which he lived. An important contribution to historical scholarship, the documents offer fascinating insights into the abolitionist movement during wartime and the author's relationship to Abraham Lincoln and other prominent figures of the era.

World War II The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection Spencer C. Tucker. emaciated by isolation and lack of supplies that the British had no targets worthy of the name. Truk was little more than a prison for its defenders. lance Janda See ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099697

Category: History

Page: 2471

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With more than 1,700 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of World War II, the events and developments of the era, and myriad related subjects as well as a documents volume, this is the most comprehensive reference work available on the war. • Provides a clear understanding of the causes of World War II, reaching back to World War I and the role of the Western democracies in its origin • Examines home front developments in major countries during the war, such as race and gender relations in the United States • Recognizes the important roles played by women in the war and describes how the United States mobilized its economy and citizenry for total war • Discusses the Holocaust and establishes responsibility for this genocide • Details the changing attitudes toward the war as expressed in film and literature