Congress at War : how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Format
Book
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xx, 450 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language
English

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"A Borzoi Book."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-427) and index.
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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."--,Provided by the publisher.
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This brilliantly argued new perspective on the Civil War overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single-handedly led 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. -- from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bordewich, F. M. (2020). Congress at War: how Republican reformers fought the Civil War, defied Lincoln, ended slavery, and remade America (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bordewich, Fergus M.. 2020. Congress At War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bordewich, Fergus M.. Congress At War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bordewich, Fergus M.. Congress At War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

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