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By Ted Widmer, Clay Risen, George Kalogerakis

A significant new choice of sleek commentary— from students, historians, and Civil conflict buffs—on the numerous occasions of the Civil warfare, culled from The manhattan Times' well known Disunion online magazine

Since its debut on November 6, 2010, Disunion, The long island Times' acclaimed magazine in regards to the Civil battle, has released enormous quantities of unique articles and received a number of awards, together with "Best historical past Website" from the hot Media Institute and the heritage information community. Following the chronology of the secession obstacle and the Civil battle, the individuals to Disunion, who contain smooth students, newshounds, historians, and Civil struggle buffs, provide ongoing day-by-day remark and evaluation of the Civil warfare because it unfolded.

Now, for the 1st time, this interesting and traditionally major statement has been accumulated jointly and arranged in a single quantity. In The ny instances: Disunion, historian Ted Widmer, has chosen greater than a hundred articles that hide occasions starting with Lincoln's presidential victory in the course of the Emancipation Proclamation. subject matters comprise every little thing from Walt Whitman's wartime diary to the bloody guerrilla campaigns in Missouri and Kansas. Esteemed participants contain William Freehling, Adam Goodheart, and Edward Ayers, between others.

The ebook additionally compiles new essays that experience no longer been released at the Disunion web site by way of participants and famous historians reminiscent of David Blight, Gary Gallagher, and Drew Gilpin Faust. themes contain the viewpoint of African-American slaves and freed males at the conflict, the secession problem within the top South, the struggle within the West (that is, earlier the Appalachians), the warfare in Texas, the foreign context, and Civil War–era cartography. images, modern etchings, and exact maps around out the book.

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Courtesy of Whitney Smith, © 2003 Flag Research Center; the Newburyport and 13th Massachusetts standards, ca. 1775-76, from Edward Richardson, Standards and Colors of the American Revolution, with permission of the Pennsylvania Society of the Revolution. THELOYALNINEANDTHELIBERTYTREE fresh, and fragile. 44 French arbres de la liberté were unlike New England Liberty Trees in another way. In a nation that invented bureaucratie, they became highly rational symbols of modern society and were elaborately regulated by public authority.

The events that followed became very violent and added another layer of meaning to this complex symbol that was defined by its history. The Whig leaders erected the Liberty Pole in an open space called the Fields, then north of the city, now City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. It was directly in front of a building called the Upper Barracks, then used by British troops. 43 44 EARLY AMERICA During the summer of 1766, the radical Whigs of Manhattan met every day at the Liberty Pole and held "daily exercises" that were clearly meant to challenge the British garrison.

They were symbols of a tightly integrated traditional community. An example appeared on the colors of the Thirteenth Continental Foot, a Massachusetts regiment raised in 1776. It showed a Liberty Tree and two soldiers. One was gravely wounded, with blood streaming from his body. 46 To this idea New Englanders also added religious symbols, which rarely appeared in French arbres de la liberté. A case in point was the flag of the Newburyport militia in 1775, a green ensign with a white canton and a New England Liberty Tree in the center.

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