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James M. McPherson is Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University. His books include The Struggle for Equality, Marching Toward Freedom, and Ordeal by Fire.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: From the Halls of Montezuma||3||(3)|
|1. The United States at Midcentury||6||(41)|
|2. Mexico Will Poison Us||47||(31)|
|3. An Empire for Slavery||78||(39)|
|4. Slavery, Rum, and Romanism||117||(28)|
|5. The Crime Against Kansas||145||(25)|
|6. Mudsills and Greasy Mechanics for A. Lincoln||170||(32)|
|7. The Revolution of 1860||202||(32)|
|8. The Counterrevolution of 1861||234||(42)|
|9. Facing Both Ways: The Upper South's Dilemma||276||(32)|
|10. Amateurs Go to War||308||(31)|
|11. Farewell to the Ninety Days' War||339||(30)|
|12. Blockade and Beachhead: The Salt-Water War, 1861-1862||369||(23)|
|13. The River War in 1862||392||(36)|
|14. The Sinews of War||428||(26)|
|15. Billy Yank's Chickahominy Blues||454||(36)|
|16. We Must Free the Slaves or Be Ourselves Subdued||490||(21)|
|17. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny||511||(35)|
|18. John Bull's Virginia Reel||546||(22)|
|19. Three Rivers in Winter, 1862-1863||568||(23)|
|20. Fire in the Rear||591||(35)|
|21. Long Remember: The Summer of '63||626||(40)|
|22. Johnny Reb's Chattanooga Blues||666||(23)|
|23. When This Cruel War Is Over||689||(29)|
|24. If It Takes All Summer||718||(33)|
|25. After Four Years of Failure||751||(23)|
|26. We Are Going To Be Wiped Off the Earth||774||(33)|
|27. South Carolina Must Be Destroyed||807||(24)|
|28. We Are All Americans||831||(22)|
|Epilogue: To the Shoals of Victory||853||(10)|
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