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Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation

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American history meets the “snap, crackle and pop of lively online writing” in this outstanding serialization.


A major new collection of modern commentary? from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs?on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from The New York Times' popular Disunion on-line journal 

Since its debut on November 6, 2010, Disunion, The New York Times' acclaimed journal about the Civil War, has published hundreds of original articles and won multiple awards, including "Best History Website" from the New Media Institute and the History News Network. Following the chronology of the secession crisis and the Civil War, the contributors to Disunion, who include modern scholars, journalists, historians, and Civil War buffs, offer ongoing daily commentary and assessment of the Civil War as it unfolded.

Now, for the first time, this fascinating and historically significant commentary has been gathered together and organized in one volume. In The New York Times: Disunion, historian Ted Widmer, has selected more than 100 articles that cover events beginning with Lincoln's presidential victory through the Emancipation Proclamation. Topics include everything from Walt Whitman's wartime diary to the bloody guerrilla campaigns in Missouri and Kansas. Esteemed contributors include William Freehling, Adam Goodheart, and Edward Ayers, among others.

The book also compiles new essays that have not been published on the Disunion site by contributors and well-known historians such as David Blight, Gary Gallagher, and Drew Gilpin Faust. Topics include the perspective of African-American slaves and freed men on the war, the secession crisis in the Upper South, the war in the West (that is, past the Appalachians), the war in Texas, the international context, and Civil War?era cartography. Portraits, contemporary etchings, and detailed maps round out the book.

This edition includes 15 additional articles, more than 70 new photos, and downloadable audio recordings.


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Richard Bernstein, a book critic for the "New York Times" & formerly a national cultural correspondent, was a foreign correspondent for both the "Times" & "Time" magazine. He was also "Time" magazine's Beijing bureau chief. "Ultimate Journey" is his fifth book & his third on Asia. He lives in New York City. The New York Times" team comprises Anthony DePalma, Timothy Egan, Geraldine Fabrikant, Laurie Goodstein, David Cay Johnston, Peter T. Kilborn, David D. Kirkpatrick, David Leonhardt, Tamar Lewin, Charles McGrath, Janny Scott, Jennifer Steinhauer, and Isabel Wilkerson. Bill Keller is the executive editor of "The New York Times," "Class Matters" also includes essays by Christopher Buckley, Diane McWhorter, Richard Price, David Levering Lewis, and Linda Chavez, about their encounters with class when they were growing up.
Published June 11, 2013 by Black Dog & Leventhal. 465 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction
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American history meets the “snap, crackle and pop of lively online writing” in this outstanding serialization.

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