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9 edition of Congress at War found in the catalog.

Congress at War

The Politics of Conflict Since 1789

by Charles A. Stevenson

  • 372 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Potomac Books Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Government - Legislative Branch,
  • Military - United States,
  • United States - General,
  • History / United States / General,
  • Political Science,
  • History - U.S,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12495089M
    ISBN 101597971812
    ISBN 109781597971812

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FERGUS M. BORDEWICH is the author of seven previous nonfiction books, including The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government; America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise that Congress at War book the Union; Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War /5(23).

Congress at War reviews the historical record of the U.S. Congress in authorizing, funding, overseeing, and terminating major military operations. Refuting arguments that Congress cannot and should not set limits or conditions on the use of U.S. armed forces, this book catalogs the many times when previous Congresses have enacted restrictions—often with the acceptance and /5(3).

“Congress at War is an engaging analysis of Congress’s role in the landmark legislation of the Civil War period Commendable for telling a little-known story.” Commendable for telling a.

The 37th and 38th Congresses, who served from untilwere among the most important in American history. They passed legislation that kept the nation together during the Civil War, but they also broke ground on other extraordinary measures—such as Western homesteading, land-grant colleges and the Transcontinental Railroad, which transformed the U.S.

socially and economically. Despite the hyperbole in the title, this book is an excellent review of the role that the Congress played in the Civil War, particularly the Radical Republicans in the Senate.

It focuses on the contributions to the war effort and legislation pushed by Benjamin Wade, Charles Sumner, Thaddeus Stevens and William Pitt Fessenden, among others/5. Abraham Lincoln Congress at War book the nation, but Congress actually directed the Civil War; this fine history describes how.

Veteran historian Bordewich (The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government,etc.) writes that it was our elected legislators that raised an immense army, enacted the first draft, and pushed a reluctant.

Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America by Fergus M. Bordewich. Alfred A. Knopf, Cloth, IBSN: $ The history of Civil War politics has often been focused on Abraham Lincoln’s statesmanship, management of his feuding Cabinet, and ability to steer the country towards.

Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America User Review - Book Verdict.

The latest work by Bordewich (The First Congress) offers insight into the overlooked legislative conflicts during the Civil War, deftly following legislators Thaddeus Stevens, Benjamin Wade, William P. As Fergus M. Bordewich points out in his provocative new book, Congress at War, he “passed on military information to his southern friends, bought arms for the Confederacy, and swaggered around.

Fergus M Bordewich American Historian, Author of Congress at War, The First Congress, America's Great Debate; Bound for Canaan the Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, Washington The Making of the American Capital; and other books.

‘Congress at War’ and ‘When It Was Grand’ Review: The Great Emancipators Abraham Lincoln did not act alone, and very often did not act as boldly Reviews: Congress at War.

I love to read and always have two or three books in progress at any given time. Eventually, one book will win out and will get all the attention until it is finished. Congress at War was that book. Now let me handle the disclaimers first. I know the author, Fergus M.

Bordewich, and he is a member of the : Len Riedel. Congress at War reviews the historical record of the U.S. Congress in authorizing, funding, overseeing, and terminating major military operations. Refuting arguments that Congress cannot and should not set limits or conditions on the use of U.S.

armed forces, this book catalogs the many times when previous Congresses have enacted restrictions—often with the acceptance and/5. Congress at War. T https: Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of.

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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.

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.

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. © Fergus M.

Bordewich (P) Random House Audio. Critic Reviews. Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Fergus M. Bordewich to discuss his book, Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade talk about the productivity of the 37th and 38th Congresses, two of the most impactful in American history, which were being steered by a Republican Party still in its infancy.

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 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.

Congress at War How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America (Book): Bordewich, Fergus M.: "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 [ ] new perspective on the Civil War overturns the popular conception that Abraham. 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.

Author, Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America. Format. p.m. check-in 6 p.m. program 7 p.m. book signing.

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