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By James M. McPherson

Original yr of publication: 1988

Filled with clean interpretations and knowledge, puncturing outdated myths and tough new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will definitely develop into the normal one-volume historical past of the Civil War.

James McPherson's fast moving narrative absolutely integrates the political, social, and army occasions that crowded the 2 a long time from the outbreak of 1 struggle in Mexico to the finishing of one other at Appomattox. choked with drama and analytical perception, the ebook vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott determination, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then strikes right into a masterful chronicle of the conflict itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on each side, the politics, and the personalities. rather impressive are McPherson's new perspectives on such concerns because the slavery enlargement factor within the 1850s, the origins of the Republican get together, the reasons of secession, inner dissent and anti-war competition within the North and the South, and the explanations for the Union's victory.

The book's identify refers back to the sentiments that educated either the Northern and Southern perspectives of the clash: the South seceded within the identify of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, whereas the North stood speedy in safety of the Union based through these fathers because the bulwark of yank liberty. finally, the North needed to grapple with the underlying explanation for the war--slavery--and undertake a coverage of emancipation as a moment battle goal. This "new delivery of freedom," as Lincoln known as it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict.

This authoritative quantity is sensible of that massive and complicated "second American Revolution" we name the Civil struggle, a conflict that remodeled a country and extended our background of liberty.

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117 He pointed out, for example, that Cain and his men had operated almost continually in Oklahoma City for several months, yet very few places had closed as a direct result of their action. 8 Cain countered Caldwell's attack with the charge that he had drawn a "nice fat salary," hired "sleuths," criticized more Democratic officials, advanced more theories, and gotten less done than any other one man. " Alluding to accomplishments under his leader­ ship, he noted that not less than $30,000 worth of goods had been turned over to the state for sale in nonprohibition terri­ tory.

Liquor ordinance, arrests are being made day after day and convictions imposed in municipal court ; the offenders uni­ formly avail themselves of the right to appeal to the county court, where each one has the right of trial by jury and where the docket is so crowded that only a very few days can be al­ lowed per term for the trial of city appeals ; the result being that these appeals are delayed for months and months, until the arresting officers cannot remember very clearly the facts of a particular case, or the other witnesses, if such there be, cannot be found, and conviction can then only be had in a very small per cent of the cases .

And further, it is fair to assume that comparatively few people in the state, however ardently they favor prohibi- 53 Waukomis Hornet quoted in Harlow's Weekly, 54 Daily Oklahoman, September 10, 1917. , September 8, 1917. 56 Tulsa Daily Democrat, October 13, 1917. -68- October 24, 1917. tion, approve of making prohibition an obnoxious religious tyranny. It would be regrettable indeed if any other assump­ tion were possible. Yet that is one of the results of the bone dry law. If the law is literally to be enforced it is only a ques­ tion of time when the Catholic and Episcopal churches will be unable to conduct their belief and custom.

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