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  • Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War
  • Elizabeth R. Varon
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  • 04 June 2018
  • 9780190860608

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Read Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War Elizabeth R. Varon  5 Free read Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Loyal Americans marched off to war in 1861 not to conuer the South but to liberate it So argues Elizabeth R Varon in Armies of Deliverance a sweeping narrative of the Civil War and a bold new interpretation of Union and Confederate war aims Northerners imagined the war as a crusade to deliver the Southern masses from slaveholder domination and to bring democracy prosperity and education to the region As the war escalated Lincoln and his allies built the case that emancipation would secure military victory and benefit the North and South alike The theme of deliverance was essential in mobilizing a Unionist coalition of Nor. Elizabeth Varon is one of my favorite authors Her books Disunion The Coming of the American Civil War 1789 1859 and Appomattox Victory Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War are two the best books on the causes of the Civil War and its end I enjoyed those books so much that this was one of the few books that I pre orderedUnfortunately this book left me disappointed I had high expectations and the book did not come close to living up to them The title of the book Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War implies that the book is going to provide a novel if not radical interpretation to the Civil War and why people fought particularly the NorthBut it didn tPerhaps if you are compaing the interpretation to the educational model used 20 or 30 years ago then her ideas a new But if you are looking at modern scholarship there wasn t anything unexpected or novel She didn t cover new territority or provide radical insights into the already covered groundThe coverage of the historical battlesactions was lackingDon t get me wrong This was a good book It probably deserves than 3 stars I purchased it convinced that I would be giving it 5 stars but it didn t deliver like I hoped Harvest you are compaing the interpretation to the educational model used 20 or 30 Nautier and Wilder years ago then her ideas a new But if Öteki Düşman Olay Levinas Schmitt ve Badiou’da Etik ve Siyaset you are looking at modern scholarship there wasn t anything unexpected or novel She didn t cover new territority or provide radical insights into the already covered groundThe coverage of the historical battlesactions was lackingDon t get me wrong This was a good book It probably deserves than 3 stars I purchased it convinced that I would be giving it 5 stars but it didn t deliver like I hoped

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Read Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War Elizabeth R. Varon  5 Free read Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ering of civilian homes and civilian defiance of military occupation reverberated at the highest levels of government Varon also offers new perspectives on major battles illuminating how soldiers and civilians alike coped with the physical and emotional toll of the war as it grew into a massive humanitarian crisisThe Union's politics of deliverance helped it to win the war But such appeals failed to convince Confederates to accept peace on the victor's terms ultimately sowing the seeds of postwar discord Armies of Deliverance offers innovative insights on the conflict for those steeped in Civil War history and novices ali. I enjoyed Varon s sharp holistic and well edited Civil War history that managed to draw upon the conflict s political social and military themes I agree with a reviewer who noted that Varon s title Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War implies that the book provides a novel if not radical interpretation to the Civil War and why people fought and falls short in this endeavor While not groundbreaking in its coverage Armies of Deliverence still packed an incredible amount of material into a one volume history and did so in a highly readable manner

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Read Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War Elizabeth R. Varon  5 Free read Armies of Deliverance A New History of the Civil War Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Therners and anti Confederate SouthernersConfederates fighting to establish an independent slaveholding republic were determined to preempt discredit and silence Yankee appeals to the Southern masses In their uest for political unity Confederates relentlessly played up two themes Northern barbarity and Southern victimization Casting the Union army as ruthless conuerors Confederates argued that the emancipation of blacks was synonymous with the subjugation of the white SouthInterweaving military and social history Varon shows that everyday acts on the ground from the flight of slaves to protests against the draft the plund. Whew Finally finished this book I found Varon s arguments hard to follow and her thesis somewhat uestionable Yes her extensive uotations from contemporary news reports and literature backed her contention that the North and the South fought the war as an evangelical crusade But I saw them as as much propaganda as truth Even she acknowledges at the end of the book that many things didn t change On her final page she cites another historian John Coffey saying The collapse of Reconstruction in the South ensured that the biblical story of Exodus retained its resonance Living under Jim Crow and segregation black Protestants found they had neither reached the promised land nor got clear of Egypt It s not that I completely disagreed with her thesis it s that it wasn t articulated clearly I gave the book one star for a couple of reasons One is that the argument while not specious was hard to follow as described above Another is that she freuently skipped around from one year to another One minute she described things in 1863 the next sentence 1865 and then back to 1863 two sentences later Later in the book she switches back and forth between the presidencies of Johnson and Grant without using that as a techniue to contrast the two administrations A third reason is that I found the maps uite confusing It was difficult to tell who advanced where when Fourth if I hadn t known who the Copperheads were I would remain unenlightened by Varon She seemed to blend Confederates and Copperheads into one and in my view uoted Copperheads when she should have been drawing on southern sources A fifth reason is that her discursive writing style would have benefited if she had used summaries at the start of each chapter but it wasn t ever really clear she did I have no idea whether she intended to write them or not it was difficult to tell partly because of her style of jumping from date to date Where it seemed like she had done one she then drifted into the meat of the chapter without a clear transition Although the book jacket lauds Varon s ability to interweave military and social history I found that she actually did a poor job of digging down into the social impact of the events of the Civil War She uoted many African American sources and did a very good job of highlighting their concerns but she didn t describe the real social impact of the war and of the divisions created by the war Finally some important events got short shrift Surely Sherman s March into Atlanta deserved than a sentence literally With all the detail she gave about other things could she not spare a word for Sherman instructing his troops to burn the railroad ties and heat the rails over the flames in order to twist them into unusable shapes I kept waiting for that Instead she almost immediately turned to describing Copperhead commentary Lincoln s assassination got several pages but she again chiefly focused on Copperhead reactions And didn t we really want also to hear what the Confederates thoughtOne very good element of this book was her ability to describe the Lost Cause philosophy shared by many in the South after the war and even today This vision idealized the slave system and the old South depicted Confederates as united blameless and righteous martyrs who were overwhelmed by the ruthless Yankee war machine and sought to justify vigilante violence as a legitimate means to redeem the suffering South from radical Republican misrule There were no dupes or dissenters in Lost Cause histories only diehard Confederates and faithful white women and slaves Against this fantastical view stood the deliverance narrative of deceived non slaveholders and the ideal of freedom for the oppressed slaves themselves And the truth of the War itself was the brutal reality of lives lost homes destroyed and economies wrecked Frederick Douglass elouently sums up the real conseuences of those four years I do not affirm that friendly feeling cannot be established between the people of the North and South But I do say that some steps by way of conciliation should come from the other side The prodigal son should at least turn his back upon the field of swine and his face toward home before we make haste to fall upon his neck and for him kill the fatted calf He must not glory in his shame and boast his non repentance He must not reenact at home the excesses he allowed himself to commit in the barren and desolate fields of rebellionThere was a right side and a wrong side in the late war which no sentiment ought to cause us to forget and while today we should have malice toward none and charity toward all it is no part of our duty to confound right with wrong or loyalty with treason Douglass kept faith Varon says that the heart of the nation was sound and strong and that in the future patriotic millions with able captains to lead them will stand as a wall of fire around the Republic and in the end see Liberty Euality and Justice triumphant God willing one day it still may be so