Ordeal By Fire

Ordeal By Fire : The Civil War and Reconstruction

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"Ordeal by Fire" blends the most up-to-date scholarship with interpretations based on decades of teaching, research, and writing, to tell an important story - that of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led to a unique, tragic, and transitional event in American history. The fourth edition welcomes the addition of coauthor James Hogue of University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Hogue brings his Reconstruction expertise to the third section of the book, bringing more up-to-date scholarship and interpretations to the story of repairing a nation.

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  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 1,111.3g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • LondonUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps
  • 0077430352
  • 9780077430351
  • 659,424

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About James M. McPherson

James M. McPherson is George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History at Princeton University where he has taught since 1962. He received his BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1958 and his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and a Scaver Institute Fellow at the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California. In 1999, McPherson received the Public Humanities Award of the New Jersey Council of the Humanities. A leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author, McPherson has written many books including most recently, What They Fought For, 1861-1865 (1994), Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War (1996), For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (1997), and Is Blood Thicker Than Water? Crises of Modern Nationalism (1998).

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