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A Treasury of Civil War Tales txt A Treasury of Civil War Tales, text ebook A Treasury of Civil War Tales, adobe reader A Treasury of Civil War Tales, chapter 2 A Treasury of Civil War Tales, A Treasury of Civil War Tales 4f4f41 In A Treasury Of Civil War Tales, You Ll Discover Thingslike What Union General Was Showered With , Gift Cigars Following Theunconditional Surrender Of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, How A Boston Bankingheiress Wrote The Battle Hymn Of The Republic Following A Tourof War Torn Washington, And What Former Ohio Congressman Was Deported Fromthe United States To The Confederacy For Advocating Peace And Reconciliationwith The SouthGarrison Presents The Civil War With A Human Face In A Collection Of Stories That Capture What The War Was Like For The People Who Lived Through It There Are Fifty Two Chronologically Arranged Stories About Harriet Beecher Stowe S Uncle Tom S Cabin, Dred Scott S Legal Battle With Slavery, And MuchRead This Timeless Documentary It Ll Open Your Eyes To Themysteries Beneath The Civil War


About the Author: Webb Garrison

Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote than 55 books Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.



10 thoughts on “A Treasury of Civil War Tales

  1. says:

    The book contains what should have been an excellent collection of short overview and anecdotes, but in several cases there are sloppy errors, and it s hard to say whether they were made by Garrison or his editor The terms Secretary of State and Secretary of War get garbled or switched a couple of times, and the order of events in several chapter is oddly vague, with events described in an order not in line with when the occurred So, the errors dropped it down from 4 stars to 3.Then, on the last page of the final chapter, Garrison makes the bizarre statement that the entire war was unnecessary, because if Lincoln had let the few hard core states secede, they would have failed and come begging to be readmitted For whatever reason, he considered this to have been a better outcome than the war itself.Now, Garrison was in fact a southerner himself, but the rest of the book avoids most of the obvious historical biases which can crop up, but this one takes the cake While his basic concept, that the King Cotton states could not succeed as a nation, might be true, the rest is unsupported speculation There are many obvious problems with this version of history Here are a few 1 A 7 state Confederacy would quickly have become a debtor nation, once England started developing other sources of cotton Okay, fine, but one that still didn t want to part of the Union They might have been as likely to rejoin the British Empire as a commonwealth, if it came to having to join anyone.2 The issue of slavery would remain unresolved, in the Confederacy as well as in the Union Garrison assumes that it would have faded away, but in fact that had proven wrong before Slavery was fading away before the cotton gin changed the economics of slavery How could Garrison assume that other changes might not change slavery again Perhaps it would have moved from the field into the factory Not so far fetched, compared to real sweat shop factories of the 19th and 20th centuries Much of that work could have been done by slaves Only the economics were in question.3 The precedent would have been set for balkanizing the country Utah could have used it as precedent, since they had already shown a desire to become a separate nation What would keep California and Oregon from setting up separately 4 Without the industrial and political changes driven by the war, the United States would have been a big but weak nation, rather than a potential world power How would the next century play out from that standpoint Even fiction writers of alternate history have LOOKED at these and other issues Garrison simply swept them all aside in a single unsupported paragraph To me, this took a full star away from the book Thus, down from 3 stars to 2.


  2. says:

    I dived into this book and loved it way than I possibly could have predicted We are, of course, given information on the major players of the Civil War, but we also hear stories about those whose names aren t in every documentary and textbook I read stories that I found amusing, stories that made me sad or angry Ultimately, there were many times in the book where I stopped and thought to myself why haven t I heard this before There were a few issues, but as a whole, I loved this book and consider it worth the read I borrowed this from the local library but I may need a copy of my own.


  3. says:

    The stories in this book were very interesting and since each story was only about 4 5 pages long there were lots of them It was disturbing to read how racist the Union soldiers were toward the slaves that they were supposedly freeing, however, it wasn t unexpected My biggest surprise and something I still haven t come to terms with is the author s obvious dislike of Abraham Lincoln and the author s view point that the Civil War was completely unnecessary and was only fought because of Lincoln I ve never heard this before from any authority on the Civil War or on Lincoln His last chapter states that if the southern states had been allowed to leave the Union they would eventually have returned to the United States since they wouldn t have been able to make it on their own Thousands of lives would have been saved as well as a considerable amount of money This seems a little simplistic to me He has conveniently forgotten that one of the biggest battlefields before the Civil War was in Kansas Nebraska What would have happened with the other territories in the West There would have been bloody wars in each and everyone of those territories and those battles would have been between two countries and not between two sides in a political battle in the same country Certainly many slaves would have tried to and many would have succeeded in escaping from the South to the North now two separate countries How long would it have taken before a war was being fought over that issue Another aspect that seems to have been forgotten in the author s scenario was the pride of the South and their conviction that they were better fighters than the North They wanted a fight and were not willing to back down Also not considered in the author s scenario was the lives of the slaves who would not have had any kind of chance at a free life if the Civil War hadn t happened Perhaps the author didn t think their lives were worth the sacrifice


  4. says:

    This book was interesting, however, it was written in short stories and not chronological order as to when the events actually occurred Because of that I found it difficult to follow Perhaps a retread would clear up some of the confusion The author is a southerner and seems to slant the stories in favor of the South Since I was not alive at the time of these events I find it difficult to know which side I would have been on If the object of the war was truly to abolish slavery and set the slaves free then I would have no problem being for the North However, it seems as if the northerners cared little, if any for, for the slaves They really didn t seem to want anything to do with the slaves Both sides seemed to have committed crimes against the blacks It was a terrible, bloody episode in our nations history One I pray will never happen again As for the book, I did enjoy the read although I bogged down in places There were things I had never heard of before even though I have read a lot of civil war history Perhaps I have always read books written by Northerners who did not care to mention certain facts The book is interesting, though hard to follow at times I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in our nations history Like any book, it is necessary to read with an open mind I found it refreshing to read a book with a different point of view So it gets 4 stars.


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