The Resource A ruined land : the end of the Civil War, Michael Golay

A ruined land : the end of the Civil War, Michael Golay

Label
A ruined land : the end of the Civil War
Title
A ruined land
Title remainder
the end of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Michael Golay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the Civil War drew to a close, its final battles and unsolved issues left a complex legacy of pain. Southern plantation owners stripped of their land struggled to find a way to survive amid shortages, and watched the growing changes around them with resentment and fear. Newly freed slaves searched for a way to make a home in a land that had viewed them as chattel. Northern reformers struggled to educate an enormous population of former slaves to prepare them for a new life. The author shows the impact of victory and defeat on the ordinary Americans who both influenced events and were caught up in them. Among the events of this bitter conflict, the author illuminates the impact of Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas, and the brutal conditions of the infamous Confederate prison at Andersonville--the struggle of its inmates to survive and the shock it created throughout the land once its crimes were made public. He goes on to describe the despair caused by the assassination of Lincoln, the first bitter weeks of armistice, the immediate postwar life in a devastated, chaotic South, and the promise of freedom for African American slaves. Some of the chief characters whose stories unfold include Oliver Otis Howard, one of Sherman's generals and commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau; Lew Wallace, an amateur soldier, author, and member of the courts martial for the Lincoln conspirators and the Andersonville commandant; Laura Towne, a northern volunteer teacher in the reformist community on the Sea Islands; George Julian, a Radical Republican congressman from Indiana and bitter opponent of President Andrew Johnson; and Emily LeConte, the teenage daughter of a slaveholding southern family
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golay, Michael
Dewey number
973.7/14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.G68 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
Label
A ruined land : the end of the Civil War, Michael Golay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. War and revolution. Honey Hill -- The laws of war -- The Sherman lands -- pt. 2. The end of the war. The smoky march -- The shell of rebellion -- Booth and his crime -- pt. 3. Something like peace. Exile and return -- Crime, punishment, absolution -- Fallow and neglected lands
Control code
ocm41476867
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780471183679
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99035591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41476867
Label
A ruined land : the end of the Civil War, Michael Golay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. War and revolution. Honey Hill -- The laws of war -- The Sherman lands -- pt. 2. The end of the war. The smoky march -- The shell of rebellion -- Booth and his crime -- pt. 3. Something like peace. Exile and return -- Crime, punishment, absolution -- Fallow and neglected lands
Control code
ocm41476867
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780471183679
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99035591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41476867

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