In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and institutions function? What did Northerners and Southerners believe in the decades of strife preceding the war? What steps did they take to avoid war? Indeed, was the great armed conflict avoidable at all? Why the Civil War Came brings a talented chorus of voices together to recapture the feel of a very different time and place, helping the reader to grasp more fully the commencement of our bloodiest war. From William W. Freehling's discussion of the peculiarities of North American slavery to Charles Royster's disturbing piece on the combatants' savage readiness to fight, the contributors bring to life the climate of a country on the brink of disaster. Mark Summers, for instance, depicts the tragically jubilant first weeks of Northern recruitment, when Americans on both sides were as yet unaware of the hellish slaughter that awaited them. Glenna Matthews underscores the important war-catalyzing role played by extraordinary public women, who proved that neither side of the Mason-Dixon line was as patriarchal as is thought. David Blight reveals an African-American world that "knew what time it was," and welcomed war. And Gabor Boritt examines the struggle's central figure, Lincoln himself, illuminating in the years leading up to the war a blindness on the future president's part, an unwillingness to confront the looming calamity that was about to smash the nation asunder. William E. Gienapp notes perhaps the most unsettling fact about the Civil War, that democratic institutions could not resolve the slavery issue without resorting to violence on an epic scale. With gripping detail, Why the Civil War Came takes readers back to a country fraught with bitterness, confusion, and hatred--a country ripe for a war of unprecedented bloodshed--to show why democracy failed, and violence reigned.
Author: Gabor S. Boritt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sermon I. On the Necessity of the Knowledge of the Law of God, in Order to the Knowledge of Sin. Sermon II. A Particular, and Critical Inquiry Into the Cause, Nature and Means of that Change in which Men are Born of God. From a Copy Revised and Corrected by the Author, Now Pastor of a Church in Newport, Rhode Island
Author: Samuel Hopkins
Author: Robert AINSLIE (Independent Minister.)
Author: London city mission
Written by a science educator and a literacy expert, this resource gives secondary science teachers an approach for developing students' disciplinary literacy so they can access science content.
Tools to Develop Disciplinary Literacy
Author: Maria C. Grant,Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Corwin Press
Author: Seth Ferranti
Publisher: Gorilla Convict Publications
This book outlines her experiences with the Lord and personal life observations that made her aware of the human spirituality which has been greatly overlooked. She hopes it will help readers to acknowledge their own personal spirituality as well as the reality and Allness of God by His sovereign lordship in everything, at everywhere and over all men. It is expected that readers will be provoked to seek and pursue God for their total Man to be whole by their spiritual and physical well being. She has four grown daughters, a son and five grandchildren. She enjoys reading and listening to music.
God Cares so Much About You
Author: Justina Effie Fletcher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author recounts his more than 6,500-mile journey across America, during which he visited the sites of famous rock star deaths and experienced philosophical changes of perspective.
85% of a True Story
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Brings together current research in philosophy, cognitive science, and education to uncover and criticize the traditional assumptions of how and why we should learn through imitation.
A Philosophical Inquiry into Learning by Example
Author: Bryan R. Warnick
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Victor Levin
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
When reason fails to guide us in our everyday lives, we turn to faith, to religion; we close our minds; we reject austere reasoning. This rejection, which is a faith-based social and intellectual malignancy, has two unfortunate consequences: it blocks the way to knowledge that might enhance the quality of life and it opens the way to charlatans who exploit the faith of others. Examining two unquestionable malignancies of “the Christian Right” in present-day politics in the United States and the “secular religion” of Hitler’s National Socialism, as well as the third, more complex case of Gandhi, the author asserts that we need religion, but we also need to make sure it does no harm.
Gandhi, Hitler, and the Religious Right
Author: Frederick George Bailey
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
Category: English literature
These essays address Jewish identity, Jewish survival, and Jewish continuity. The authors account for and analyze trends in Jewish identification and the reciprocal effects of the relationship between the Diaspora and Israel at the end of the twentieth century. Jewish identification in contemporary society is a complex phenomenon. Since the emancipation of Jews in Europe and the major historic events of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel, there have been substantial changes in the collective Jewish identity. As a result, Jewish identity and the Jewish process of identification had to confront the new realities of an open society, its economic globalization, and the impacts of cultural pluralism. The trends in Jewish identification are toward fewer and weaker points of attachment: fewer Jews who hold religious beliefs with such beliefs held less strongly; less religious ritual observance; attachment to Zionism and Israel becoming diluted; and ethnic communal bonds weakening. Jews are also more involved in the wider society in the Diaspora due to fewer barriers and less overt anti-Semitism. This opens up possibilities for cultural integration and assimilation. In Israel, too, there are signs of greater interest in the modern world culture. The major questions addressed by this volume is whether Jewish civilization will continue to provide the basic social framework and values that will lead Jews into the twenty-first century and ensure their survival as a specific social entity. The book contains special contributions by Professor Julius Gould and Professor Irving Louis Horowitz and chapters on "Sociological Analysis of Jewish Identity"; "Jewish Community Boundaries"; and "Factual Accounts from the Diaspora and Israel."
The Identity Problem at the Close of the Twentieth Century ; [... International Workshop at Bar-Ilan University on the 18th and 19th of March, 1997]
Author: Ernest Krausz,Gitta Tulea
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
With Notes and Other Illustrations
From the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, with Notes and Other Illustrations
Author: Thomas Bayly Howell
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Film Dialogue is the first anthology in film studies devoted to the topic of language in cinema, bringing together leading and emerging scholars to discuss the aesthetic, narrative, and ideological dimensions of film speech that have largely gone unappreciated and unheard. Consisting of thirteen essays divided into three sections: genre, auteur theory, and cultural representation, Film Dialogue revisits and reconfigures several of the most established topics in film studies in an effort to persuade readers that "spectators" are more accurately described as "audiences," that the gaze has its equal in eavesdropping, and that images are best understood and appreciated through their interactions with words. Including an introduction that outlines a methodology of film dialogue study and adopting an accessible prose style throughout, Film Dialogue is a welcome addition to ongoing debates about the place, value, and purpose of language in cinema.
Author: Jeff Jaeckle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts