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War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War

Author: Lisa M Brady
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: Environmental history and the American South.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"War upon the land is not merely an environmental history of the war ... Instead, Brady's is a book about how the Civil War engaged with, and forever altered, a suite of nineteenth-century American ideas about nature ... Thus [it] examines the place of wilderness in the history of the Civil War, and as importantly, the place of the Civil War in the history of wilderness"--Foreword.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa M Brady
ISBN: 9780820329857 0820329851 9780820342498 0820342491
OCLC Number: 754105606
Description: xix, 187 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : nineteenth-century ideas of nature and their role in Civil War strategy --
Hostile territory : Union operations along the Lower Mississippi, 1862-1863 --
Broken country : Union campaigns at and around Vicksburg, 1863 --
Ravaged ground : Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864 --
Devoured land : Sherman's Georgia and Carolina campaigns, 1864-1865 --
Conclusion : making a desert and calling it peace.
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South.
Responsibility: Lisa M. Brady.

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In this first book-length environmental history of the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady argues that ideas about nature and the environment were central to the development and success of Union  Read more...
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"A work that will prove a rewarding read for those interested in operations and the strategy of the Civil War."--"NYMAS Reviews"

 
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