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The Resource A rising thunder : from Lincoln's election to the Battle of Bull Run : an eyewitness history, Richard Wheeler

A rising thunder : from Lincoln's election to the Battle of Bull Run : an eyewitness history, Richard Wheeler

Label
A rising thunder : from Lincoln's election to the Battle of Bull Run : an eyewitness history
Title
A rising thunder
Title remainder
from Lincoln's election to the Battle of Bull Run : an eyewitness history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book Wheeler describes the tumultuous events that preceded and led up to the outbreak of the war, beginning before Lincoln's election. He follows the conflict of words among abolitionists, those who would preserve the Union at all costs, and the defenders of slavery and states' rights; the confused jockeying of the political parties in the months before the 1860 election to find the most suitable candidates and platforms for them to run on; and, of course, the
  • Efforts of the new president, Abraham Lincoln, to maneuver through the shoals of turmoil. When all efforts to avoid a final break fail, the narrative reaches a climax with the Confederate assault on Fort Sumter, followed by the first major battle at Bull Run, a blood-letting that shattered the hopes and beliefs of those on both sides who had somehow expected a quick and easy war
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E471
LC item number
.W47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A rising thunder : from Lincoln's election to the Battle of Bull Run : an eyewitness history, Richard Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 413 pages
Isbn
9780060169923
Lccn
93020695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28255924
  • (OCoLC)ocm28255924
Label
A rising thunder : from Lincoln's election to the Battle of Bull Run : an eyewitness history, Richard Wheeler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 413 pages
Isbn
9780060169923
Lccn
93020695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28255924
  • (OCoLC)ocm28255924

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