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The Resource Congress at War : how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America, Fergus M. Bordewich

Congress at War : how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America, Fergus M. Bordewich

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Congress at War : how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America
Title
Congress at War
Title remainder
how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America
Statement of responsibility
Fergus M. Bordewich
Title variation
How Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of how Congress helped win the Civil War--a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict. This [...] new perspective on the Civil War overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single-handedly led the Union to victory and gives us a vivid account of the essential role Congress played in winning the war. Building a riveting narrative around four influential members of Congress--Thaddeus Stevens, Pitt Fessenden, Ben Wade, and the pro-slavery Clement Vallandigham--Fergus Bordewich shows us how a newly empowered Republican party shaped one of the most dynamic and consequential periods in American history. From reinventing the nation's financial system to pushing President Lincoln to emancipate the slaves to the planning for Reconstruction, Congress undertook drastic measures to defeat the Confederacy, in the process laying the foundation for a strong central government that came fully into being in the twentieth century. Brimming with drama and outsized characters, Congress at War is also one of the most original books about the Civil War to appear in years and will change the way we understand the conflict." --
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Bordewich, Fergus M
Dewey number
324.2734
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.B745 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • United States
  • Social change
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Congress at War : how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America, Fergus M. Bordewich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451494443
Lccn
2019015354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1104215727
Label
Congress at War : how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America, Fergus M. Bordewich
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451494443
Lccn
2019015354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1104215727

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