The Oxford Handbook of the American Civil War (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)

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By Lorien Foote (Editor), Earl J. Hess (Editor)
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Every time Union armies invaded Southern territory there were unintended consequences. Military campaigns always affected the local population -- devastating farms and towns, making refugees of the inhabitants, undermining slavery. Local conditions in turn altered the course of military
events. The social effects of military campaigns resonated throughout geographic regions and across time. Campaigns and battles often had a serious impact on national politics and international affairs. Not all campaigns in the Civil War had a dramatic impact on the country, but every campaign, no
matter how small, had dramatic and traumatic effects on local communities. Civil War military operations did not occur in a vacuum; there was a price to be paid on many levels of society in both North and South.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Civil War assembles the contributions of thirty-nine leading scholars of the Civil War, each chapter advancing the central thesis that operational military history is decisively linked to the social and political history of Civil War America. The chapters cover
all three major theaters of the war and include discussions of Bleeding Kansas, the Union naval blockade, the South West, American Indians, and Reconstruction. Each essay offers a particular interpretation of how one of the war's campaigns resonated in the larger world of the North and South. Taken
together, these chapters illuminate how key transformations operated across national, regional, and local spheres, covering key topics such as politics, race, slavery, emancipation, gender, loyalty, and guerrilla warfare.

About the Author

Lorien Foote is the Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor of History at Texas A&M University. She is the author of four books about the American Civil War including The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners of War, The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army, andSeeking the One Great Remedy: Francis George Shaw and Nineteenth-Century Reform. Earl J. Hess, Emeritus Professor of History at Lincoln Memorial University, is the author of twenty-four books about the Civil War, including Civil War Supply and Strategy: Feeding Men and Moving Armies, Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation, and Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190903053
ISBN-10: 0190903058
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 696
Language: English
Series: Oxford Handbooks