The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery


Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393080827
Category: History
Page: 448
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“A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln's greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.

Der Historiker


Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827071437
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
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Ein junges Mädchen findet in der Bibliothek ihres Vaters ein Konvolut mit vergilbten Briefen. Das Geheimnis um den Vater und das Schicksal der Mutter verbinden sich zu einem Drama, das weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht. Die Briefe fragen nach der Herkunft von Vlad dem Pfähler, dem Urbild der Dracula-Legende. Eine atemberaubende Suche in Klöstern, Bibliotheken und Archiven beginnt, bei der Grausamkeiten Draculas zutage treten, die sich bis heute fortsetzen ...

Sie schufen Amerika

die Gründergeneration von John Adams bis George Washington
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406528293
Category:
Page: 372
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Our Fiery Trial

Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War Era
Author: Stephen B. Oates
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870233975
Category: History
Page: 160
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In this collection of ten interrelated essays, Stephen B. Oates focuses on the American Civil War era and several of its leading figures. While arguing 'the need for unflinching realism and a humanistic approach in the study of the past, ' Oates critically examines alternative interpretive practices, particularly those serving polemical, political, or mythical standards.

Lincoln

Roman
Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442729128
Category:
Page: 843
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Abraham Lincoln


Author: Carl Schurz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111484688
Category: History
Page: 106
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Co. Aytch - Erinnerungen eines Konföderierten an den Bürgerkrieg


Author: Sam Watkins
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 3738011617
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 183
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Als im April 1861 der Amerikanische Bürgerkrieg ausbricht, ist der 21jährige Sam Watkins aus Maury County, Tennessee einer der tausenden von Kriegsfreiwilligen, die sich zu den Armeen der Südstaaten melden. Watkins schließt sich der „Co. Aytch" (so die lautmalerische Ausschreibung für „Kompanie H") des 1. Tennessee-Infanterieregiments an und folgt dem Regiment von den ersten kleinen Gefechten in Virginia bis zur vernichtenden Niederlage der konföderierten Tennessee-Armee in der Schlacht von Nashville. In seinen im Jahre 1881 entstandenen Kriegserinnerungen schildert Watkins mit scharfem Blick für das Erzählenswerte und feinem Sinn für Humor all jene furchtbaren und absurd-komischen Geschehnisse, die der Wahnsinn des Krieges für einen Soldaten der konföderierten Tennessee-Armee bereithielt. Dabei gewährt „Co. Aytch", das zu Recht als Standardwerk der Bürgerkriegsliteratur gilt, nicht nur einen wertvollen Einblick in die Erlebnisse und Gedanken des durchschnittlichen „Johnny Reb", sondern ist zugleich bewegendes Zeugnis eines Versuchs der literarischen Vergangenheitsbewältigung. Ein Anhang der erhaltenen, vom Regimentskommandeur verfassten Gefechtsberichte des 1. Tennessee-Regiments zu den Schlachten von Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro und Chickamauga ermöglicht einen aufschlussreichen Vergleich zu den Schilderungen des unmittelbar beteiligten Soldaten.

Der Bürgerkrieg in den Vereinigten Staaten


Author: Karl Marx,Günter Wisotzki,Manfred Tetzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 289
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On Liberty


Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150185360
Category: Freiheit
Page: 350
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Der Pulitzer-Preis

Konkurrenten, Kämpfe, Kontroversen
Author: Heinz-Dietrich Fischer,Erika J. Fischer
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825803391
Category: Pulitzer Prizes
Page: 456
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Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction


Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: Amer Historical Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 22
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The study and teaching of history unexpectedly emerged as the subject of intense public debate.

American War

Roman
Author: Omar El Akkad
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104905177
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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»American War« - das Buch der Stunde. »Ein gewaltiger Roman«, schreibt die renommierteste Literaturkritikerin der USA, Michiko Kakutani. Ein Roman über den nächsten amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg und das dramatische Schicksal einer Familie. Was wird sein, wenn die erschütternde Realität der Gegenwart - Drohnenangriffe, Folter, Selbstmordattentate und die Folgen von Umweltkatastrophen - mit aller Gewalt in die USA zurückkehrt? Vor diesem Hintergrund entfaltet Omar El Akkad mit großer erzählerischer Kraft den dramatischen Kampf der jungen Sarat Chestnut, die beschließt, mit allen Mitteln für das Überleben zu kämpfen. »American War« ist in den USA ein literarisches Ereignis, das schon jetzt mit Cormac McCarthy »Die Straße« und Philip Roth »Verschwörung gegen Amerika« verglichen wird.

Slavery's Ghost

The Problem of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation
Author: Richard Follett,Eric Foner,Walter Johnson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402351
Category: History
Page: 119
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President Abraham Lincoln freed millions of slaves in the South in 1863, rescuing them, as history tells us, from a brutal and inhuman existence and making the promise of freedom and equal rights. This is a moment to celebrate and honor, to be sure, but what of the darker, more troubling side of this story? Slavery’s Ghost explores the dire, debilitating, sometimes crushing effects of slavery on race relations in American history. In three conceptually wide-ranging and provocative essays, the authors assess the meaning of freedom for enslaved and free Americans in the decades before and after the Civil War. They ask important and challenging questions: How did slaves and freedpeople respond to the promise and reality of emancipation? How committed were white southerners to the principle of racial subjugation? And in what ways can we best interpret the actions of enslaved and free Americans during slavery and Reconstruction? Collectively, these essays offer fresh approaches to questions of local political power, the determinants of individual choices, and the discourse that shaped and defined the history of black freedom. Written by three prominent historians of the period, Slavery’s Ghost forces readers to think critically about the way we study the past, the depth of racial prejudice, and how African Americans won and lost their freedom in nineteenth-century America.

This Fiery Trial

The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Abraham Lincoln,William E. Gienapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195151015
Category: History
Page: 236
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A revealing collection of Abraham Lincoln's best writings includes the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Battles for Freedom

The Use and Abuse of American History
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1784537691
Category: History
Page: 224
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For almost four decades, Eric Foner, one of America's most distinguished historians, has introduced readers of his journalism to unknown or forgotten characters in American history, methodically unearthing the hidden history of American radicalism. In this collection of polemical pieces, Foner expounds on the relevance of Abraham Lincoln's legacy in the age of Obama and on the need for another era of Reconstruction. In addition to articles in which Foner calls out politicians and the powerful for their abuse and misuse of American history, Foner assesses some of his fellow leading historians of the late 20th century, including Richard Hofstadter, Howard Zinn and Eric Hobsbawm. Foner ends with an open letter to Bernie Sanders analysing the great tradition of radicalism that he has spent his career studying and which, he argues, Americans of progressive disposition should seek to celebrate and retrieve

Gateway to Freedom

The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Author: DeWitt Professor of History Eric Foner,Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393352191
Category:
Page: 352
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The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.

The War That Forged a Nation

Why the Civil War Still Matters
Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199375798
Category: History
Page: 304
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More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact, five generations have passed, and Americans are still trying to measure the influence of the immense fratricidal conflict that nearly tore the nation apart. In The War that Forged a Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War remains so deeply embedded in our national psyche and identity. The drama and tragedy of the war, from its scope and size--an estimated death toll of 750,000, far more than the rest of the country's wars combined--to the nearly mythical individuals involved--Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson--help explain why the Civil War remains a topic of interest. But the legacy of the war extends far beyond historical interest or scholarly attention. Here, McPherson draws upon his work over the past fifty years to illuminate the war's continuing resonance across many dimensions of American life. Touching upon themes that include the war's causes and consequences; the naval war; slavery and its abolition; and Lincoln as commander in chief, McPherson ultimately proves the impossibility of understanding the issues of our own time unless we first understand their roots in the era of the Civil War. From racial inequality and conflict between the North and South to questions of state sovereignty or the role of government in social change--these issues, McPherson shows, are as salient and controversial today as they were in the 1860s. Thoughtful, provocative, and authoritative, The War that Forged a Nation looks anew at the reasons America's civil war has remained a subject of intense interest for the past century and a half, and affirms the enduring relevance of the conflict for America today.

Lincoln and the Jews

A History
Author: Jonathan D. Sarna,Benjamin Shapell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466864613
Category: History
Page: 288
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One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images, many from the Shapell Lincoln Collection, that show Lincoln in a way he has never been seen before. Lincoln's lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews on the national scene in the United States. When he was born, in 1809, scarcely 3,000 Jews lived in the entire country. By the time of his assassination in 1865, large-scale immigration, principally from central Europe, had brought that number up to more than 150,000. Many Americans, including members of Lincoln's cabinet and many of his top generals during the Civil War, were alarmed by this development and treated Jews as second-class citizens and religious outsiders. Lincoln, this book shows, exhibited precisely the opposite tendency. He also expressed a uniquely deep knowledge of the Old Testament, employing its language and concepts in some of his most important writings. He befriended Jews from a young age, promoted Jewish equality, appointed numerous Jews to public office, had Jewish advisors and supporters starting already from the early 1850s, as well as later during his two presidential campaigns, and in response to Jewish sensitivities, even changed the way he thought and spoke about America. Through his actions and his rhetoric—replacing "Christian nation," for example, with "this nation under God"—he embraced Jews as insiders. In this groundbreaking work, the product of meticulous research, historian Jonathan D. Sarna and collector Benjamin Shapell reveal how Lincoln's remarkable relationship with American Jews impacted both his path to the presidency and his policy decisions as president. The volume uncovers a new and previously unknown feature of Abraham Lincoln's life, one that broadened him, and, as a result, broadened America.

Industriegesellschaft und Kulturtransfer

Die deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert
Author: Volker Berghahn
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647370134
Category: History
Page: 314
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Der erste Teil des Bandes enthält vier Essays zur Entwicklung der deutschen Wirtschafts- und Unternehmenshistoriographie im 20. Jahrhundert und deren Beeinflussung durch ausländische wissenschaftliche Strömungen. Im zweiten Teil geht es um die Wandlungen, die das deutsche Industriesystem über die beiden Weltkriege hinweg durchmachte, während es zugleich zunehmend unter den ökonomischen Anpassungsdruck der Hegemonialmacht Amerika und deren Wirtschaftskultur geriet. Der dritte Teil verschiebt die Analyse stärker auf die gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen im Europa des 20. Jahrhunderts und fragt nach der Rolle, die die amerikanischen Sozialwissenschaften und die großen amerikanischen Stiftungen dabei spielten.

Hitlers Imperium

Europa unter der Herrschaft des Nationalsozialismus
Author: Mark Mazower
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406592713
Category: Europa
Page: 666
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