Congress at War

How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America
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Product Number: Z100152208
Released: Feb 18, 2020
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ISBN: #9780593169803
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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. A brilliantly argued new perspective on the Civil War that overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single-handedly lead 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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Author(s): Fergus M. Bordewich
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 18, 2020

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Author(s): Fergus M. Bordewich
Genre: History
Product Number EB00760942
Released: Feb 18, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: #9780451494450

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