The Resource Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War, Ernest B. Furgurson

Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War, Ernest B. Furgurson

Label
Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War
Title
Freedom rising
Title remainder
Washington in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Ernest B. Furgurson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Freedom Rising is a fresh, intensely human account of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from the debating forum for a loose union of states into the seat of a forceful central government. Before 1861, Washington was a dusty, muddy city of 60,000, joked about by urban sophisticates from New York and Boston. But at the onset of war, thousands of soldiers, job seekers, nurses, good-time girls, gamblers, newly freed slaves-all kinds of Americans-poured in. For days, Washington was cut off from the North, and no one was sure whether it would become the capital of the Union or the Confederacy. Ernest Furgurson tells the story through the men and women who brought the city to rambunctious life. He re-creates historic figures such as William Seward, who fancied himself Abraham Lincoln's prime minister; poet Walt Whitman, who nursed the wounded; detective Allan Pinkerton, who tracked down Southern sympathizers. He introduces intriguing others, such as Mayor James Berret, arrested for disloyalty; architect Thomas Walter, striving to finish the Capitol dome in the middle of war; accused Confederate spy Antonia Ford, romancing her captor; and Union Major Joseph Willard, operator of the capital's premier hotel. Here is Mary Lincoln, mourning the death of her son Willie, seeking solace from fakers who conducted séances in the White House. And here is the president-in all his compassion, determination, and complexity-inspiring the nation, wrangling with generals, pardoning deserters, and barely escaping death on the ramparts of Fort Stevens as Jubal Early's Southern army invades the outskirts of Washington and fights the Union Army within five miles of the White House. For four years, the city was awash in drama and sometimes comedy, until the assassination of Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth became the tragedy of the century. By the time the grand two-day victory parade of 150,000 troops surged along Pennsylvania Avenue, the men and women who had arrived in such great numbers at the start of the war had made Washington a capital to be reckoned with throughout the world. Freedom Rising is an invaluable aid to understanding the making of America
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furgurson, Ernest B.
Dewey number
973.7/092/2753
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E501
LC item number
.F87 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
Label
Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War, Ernest B. Furgurson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-439) 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
Prologue: Freedom triumphant -- God alone can avert the storm -- Sword of Damocles -- We must not be enemies -- Why don't they come? -- Performance of a sacred duty -- Thirsting for deliverance -- Panick is great -- We walk in a fevered dream -- Instrument of divine providence -- Whole world moving toward Richmond -- This sudden & radical revolution -- Magnitude of the moment -- We cannot escape history -- What will the country say? -- I will now take the music -- From these honored dead -- Her ladyship looks sustain and beautiful -- And now may God sustain you -- Darkness that settled upon us -- Wild, visionary longing -- Judgments of the Lord -- Let 'em up easy -- Now he belongs to the ages -- Epilogue: Out of sorrow into holy memories
Control code
ocm54024165
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 463 pages
Isbn
9780375404542
Lccn
2004040820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)54024165
Label
Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War, Ernest B. Furgurson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-439) 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
Prologue: Freedom triumphant -- God alone can avert the storm -- Sword of Damocles -- We must not be enemies -- Why don't they come? -- Performance of a sacred duty -- Thirsting for deliverance -- Panick is great -- We walk in a fevered dream -- Instrument of divine providence -- Whole world moving toward Richmond -- This sudden & radical revolution -- Magnitude of the moment -- We cannot escape history -- What will the country say? -- I will now take the music -- From these honored dead -- Her ladyship looks sustain and beautiful -- And now may God sustain you -- Darkness that settled upon us -- Wild, visionary longing -- Judgments of the Lord -- Let 'em up easy -- Now he belongs to the ages -- Epilogue: Out of sorrow into holy memories
Control code
ocm54024165
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 463 pages
Isbn
9780375404542
Lccn
2004040820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)54024165

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