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The Resource Faces of discord : the Civil War era, at the National Portrait Gallery, edited by James G. Barber ; with a foreword by Marc Pachter ; and a preface by James M. McPherson ; entries by James G. Barber, Margaret C.S. Christman, and Frederick S. Voss

Faces of discord : the Civil War era, at the National Portrait Gallery, edited by James G. Barber ; with a foreword by Marc Pachter ; and a preface by James M. McPherson ; entries by James G. Barber, Margaret C.S. Christman, and Frederick S. Voss

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Faces of discord : the Civil War era, at the National Portrait Gallery
Title
Faces of discord
Title remainder
the Civil War era, at the National Portrait Gallery
Statement of responsibility
edited by James G. Barber ; with a foreword by Marc Pachter ; and a preface by James M. McPherson ; entries by James G. Barber, Margaret C.S. Christman, and Frederick S. Voss
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eng
Summary
Daniel Webster, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jefferson Davis, John Brown. We know their names and recall the place of each in our nation's history. But do we recognize their faces and those of the dozens of their contemporaries who forged a new and forward-looking America during the Civil War era? Faces of Discord is a look into the real faces of the leading historical figures of this turbulent and transformative time. Compiled from the collections of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, these depictions include those of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, John S. Mosby, George Armstrong Custer, and many others who were painted, sculpted, and photographed by the foremost artists of the day. More than just pictures in a book, these "faces of discord" represent historical portraits of the period, some of which were once owned by the famous sitters themselves and passed down to the Smithsonian by their descendants. The National Portrait Gallery is a fitting repository for these images, in part because the gallery occupies the building that was used as a barracks and hospital for Federal troops during the war and was the site of Lincoln's second inaugural ball. Faces of Discord also tells the stories of the lives behind the faces that changed the course of American history. Selected exclusively from Smithsonian collections and illustrated within Faces of Discord are rarely seen personal possessions and memorabilia associated with many of these historical figures who still command our attention and so vividly animate these pages
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E467
LC item number
.N38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
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1952-
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Barber, James
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Portraits, American
Label
Faces of discord : the Civil War era, at the National Portrait Gallery, edited by James G. Barber ; with a foreword by Marc Pachter ; and a preface by James M. McPherson ; entries by James G. Barber, Margaret C.S. Christman, and Frederick S. Voss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Civil War era : a selected chronology -- A question of Union -- The impending crisis -- The Union is dissolved! -- Faces of war -- One nation again -- Mathew Brady's war
Control code
ocm67393041
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780061135842
Lccn
2006045482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780061135842
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)67393041
Label
Faces of discord : the Civil War era, at the National Portrait Gallery, edited by James G. Barber ; with a foreword by Marc Pachter ; and a preface by James M. McPherson ; entries by James G. Barber, Margaret C.S. Christman, and Frederick S. Voss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) 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
The Civil War era : a selected chronology -- A question of Union -- The impending crisis -- The Union is dissolved! -- Faces of war -- One nation again -- Mathew Brady's war
Control code
ocm67393041
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780061135842
Lccn
2006045482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780061135842
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)67393041

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