9780451494443-045149444X-Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America

Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America

ISBN-13: 9780451494443
ISBN-10: 045149444X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bordewich, Fergus M.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 480 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780451494443
ISBN-10: 045149444X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bordewich, Fergus M.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 480 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bordewich, Fergus M. wrote Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America comprising 480 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 045149444X and 9780451494443. Since then Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.47 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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.
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