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Sheridan's secret mission : how the South won the war after the Civil War

Cwiklik, Robert (author.).

Summary: An impeccably researched, character-driven narrative history recounting the fascinating late-Reconstruction Era mission of General Philip Sheridan, a Union hero dispatched to the South ten years after the Civil War to protect the rights of newly freed black men, who were under siege by violent paramilitary groups like the White League intent on erasing their postwar gains.

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  • ISBN: 9780062950642
  • ISBN: 0062950649
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2024]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-216) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The best, the bravest, and the purest -- There is love enough -- "The swing of old soldiers" -- Yankee panky -- Sympathy for the junta -- Invaders -- Fear of a black state -- "A trip south might be agreeable" -- A local club -- Kangaroo quorum -- "The genius of smallness" -- War in peacetime -- Making martyrs -- "A reproach upon the state and country" -- "Peaceably if possible, forcibly if necessary" -- "Occasionally there were a few necks broken" -- Epilogue: "The whole power of government".
Subject: Sheridan, Philip Henry 1831-1888
United States. Army Biography
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Generals United States Biography
African Americans Southern States History
États-Unis. Army Biographies
Généraux États-Unis Biographies
Noirs américains États-Unis (Sud) Histoire
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Athens Regional Library System.

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      Athens-Clarke County Library
NONFIC 973.82 CWIKLIK ( Send Text)
31001006214531 NEW-BKS Available


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