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by Frederic Paxson

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Publisher: Oxford University Press (1942)
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Mary Chesnut's Civil War is an annotated collection of the diaries of Mary Boykin Chesnut, an upper-class planter who lived in South Carolina during the American Civil War.

Mary Chesnut's Civil War is an annotated collection of the diaries of Mary Boykin Chesnut, an upper-class planter who lived in South Carolina during the American Civil War. The diaries were extensively annotated by historian C. Vann Woodward and published by Yale University Press in 1981. For his work on the book, Woodward was awarded the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for History.

The American Civil War. by. Paxson, Frederic L. Publication date. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Paxson, Frederic L. d. ate. te: 2011-01-07 d. citation: 1911 d. dentifier. origpath: 72 d. copyno: 1 d.

Frederic Logan Paxson (February 23, 1877 in Philadelphia – October 24, 1948 in Berkeley, California) was an American historian. He had also been President of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association. He had undergraduate and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master's from Harvard University. He taught at Wisconsin (1910 to 1932) as successor to Frederick Jackson Turner and the University of California-Berkeley from 1932 to 1947.

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The Civil War was not just the bloodiest American conflict Compiling a list of essential books about the war is an absurd task, simply because-no kidding-so many are essential.

The Civil War was not just the bloodiest American conflict. It was also the war that settled who we are as a nation, a war whose outcome and rhetoric have defined us ever after. Compiling a list of essential books about the war is an absurd task, simply because-no kidding-so many are essential. Try to imagine another subject where you omit writers of the caliber of William McFeely, Bruce Catton, T. Harry Williams, or Burke Davis. So consider this list a mere starting point.

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy". Led by Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy fought for its independence from the United States. Most Read This Week Tagged "American Civil War". Popular American Civil War Books. Presidents Reading Project.

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With characteristic acumen, in this work Keegan strikes a perfect balance of tactical and strategic, technical and philosophical. We see battles from the private's perspective as well as the general's and politician's. This book functions well as a narrative, but brilliantly as both a medium-level analysis of the methods of waging war in this era--and this war in particular, and a high-level analysis of the war's causes and effects.

The author begins with several chapters of highly incisive explication of the political, social, and economic causes of the war. I did not expect him to devote that much space to the pre-1861 years, but I'm glad that he did. The next major portion takes us through the events of the war, incorporating Keegan's awesome powers of analysis throughout.

Around the three-quarter mark, he brings the narrative right up to the eve of the surrender at Appamattox and then puts it on pause to devote several chapters to broader topics such as black soldiers, the home fronts, generalship, and even Walt Whitman. Then he covers the surrender and aftermath in the final chapter. I found this jarring, but on the other hand it is an innovative approach to the problem of how to incorporate sidebar topics into a narrative work. Those familiar with the sequence of events probably will not mind so much; those reading this story for the first time may be left hanging in suspense.

Which brings me to my recommendation--that this book is not for neophytes to Civil War history. While it does succeed at covering almost everything important, I think that a reader with a previous knowledge of the facts would benefit most from Keegan's analyses. Even in the opening chapters he refers to outcomes that are years in the future, and many of his conclusions seem best pondered through the prism of one's pre-existing opinions about the war. I had a nice lively mental debate between myself and the phantom John Keegan after finishing this book.

As a narrative this volume is a solid success but as an incisive military history it is a treasure, like most of Keegan's work.

This is a very strange book to come from the pen of John Keegan, who usually produces works that are cogent, well-written and persuasive. Aside from a few interesting insights into the nature of the American Civil War, the book is appallingly edited and apparently not fact-checked at all. While the writing in places shows Keegan's normal facility with the language, the flow is often poor and information is sometimes repeated almost verbatim several times, causing one to page back to check that, yes indeed, you just read the same thing four pages ago.

Most distressing to anyone with a reasonable knowledge of the Civil War are a host of factual errors. He gets dates wrong, names wrong, roles wrong... and those are just the ones I recognized en passant. The rationale for a book like this collapses if the reader can't trust the information on which conclusions are based.

This book is at such variance with Keegan's usual output that I really wonder what the backstory is. How could it have been written and published? Did some third party cobble it together from his notes while he was doing something else? As is, The American Civil War will do serious damage to Keegan's reputation.

For students of military history, John Keegan needs no introduction. If you're reading this review, you know who he is. So it was with great surprise that I discovered he had written a history of the American Civil War, the war that first got me into military history in elementary school. Having long ago moved on from the subject to specialize in other areas, I enjoyed revisiting the Civil War as I read it. I then turned to other reviews--including McPherson's in the New York Times--and became concerned.

But first, this is what Keegan tries to do: the first chunk of the book is topical, treating a number of special issues with pre-war relevance, such as geography, life in the various parts of the antebellum United States, and the state of the American military. Keegan's reach is so broad that to subtitle this book "A Military History" is really a disservice to the book, since it treats a lot more areas than the military. The second part of the book is a roughly chronological treatment of the war itself. The third is another topical section, in which Keegan discusses issues that arose as the war went on--wounds and medicine, the war in the arts, the role of African-Americans, and so forth. He wraps up with Appomattox Courthouse.

I freely admit that the quality of the book is uneven. The most noticeable problem as I read it was the choppy editing. The book is very repetitious. At first I thought it might be helpful for the general reader, but by the end so much information had been repeated that I was getting impatient each time I recognized things I'd already read. A few chapters are inexplicably constructed like this: first, Keegan describes a battle and its results in general terms, and immediately follows with a detailed description of the battle. This structure gives his chapters on the war in the west a loop-da-loop feeling that was odd, to say the least. And there are factual errors. According to specialists on the Civil War, a lot of them. Looking at a number of them after having read the book, I'd agree with James McPherson in that they are probably the result of carelessness or sloppy research, but had the book been edited properly most of them should have been caught before the book went to press. A number of reviewers on Amazon have taken issue with the conclusions Keegan drew from the war, but these are hardly factual errors and lie within the zone of legitimate interpretational debate.

So why do I still like the book? First, despite its frequent redundancy, it is readable. Keegan's style was far more dense at the beginning of his career, and though this book does not represent his best work, heavy editing for a second edition should improve it--as well as fix the factual errors. Good editing would also fix what I think are only perceived errors, where Keegan failed to make his point clear. One such area is in his discussion of the rivers of the western theatre. McPherson, in his review, points out that Keegan says two contradictory things about the rivers--that they both posed as obstacles to Union advance and avenues for Union advance. Keegan did say both--what I think he meant, in context, was that they were obstacles to infantry and cavalry unsupported by gunboats and riverine craft, and only later became useful axes of advance. And returning to the repetition of information, it occurred to me at some point that the redundant information would actually make the book useful as a classroom text (provided it is cleansed of errors), so chapters could be cherrypicked for a reading list.

The biggest problem I had with the book was the maps. They were not good. They rarely included important names and locations Keegan discussed in the book, and though I couldn't find any credit for the maps in the copyright information or back matter, I suspect they were cribbed from an earlier book.

Despite this book's problems, it's still got a healthy dose of vintage Keegan. His analysis of the leaders in the Civil War was very good--I disagree with some of his points, especially in the Grant vs. Lee debate, but his critical insight is appreciated. A vicious editing process before the issue of the paperback and a few corrected facts will make this good book excellent.


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