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Verk av Brooks D. Simpson

The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2011) — Redaktör — 243 exemplar, 1 recension
Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865 (2000) 204 exemplar, 1 recension
The Reconstruction Presidents (1998) 76 exemplar
America's Civil War (1996) 44 exemplar, 1 recension

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Freeport, New York, USA
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Arizona State University
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Brooks D. Simpson is a professor of history and humanities at Arizona State University.   [adapted from The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History (2000)]



This was ultimately disappointing, and not just because of the subject matter of my country failing its obligations. The selections for this volume were heavily tilted towards congressmen and the like. The strongest LOA volumes, in my opinion, are more focused from the bottom up. The 1812 volume wasn't just James Madison's notes. The 'yearly' Civil War volumes were not General's memoirs. I was hoping to hear from the freemen, not their congressmen.

A reader would be better served by Foner's Reconstruction, or WEB DeBois Black Reconstruction.… (mer)
kcshankd | Jul 14, 2018 |
Excellent capstone review of civil war history.
AZG1001 | Mar 31, 2016 |
I just finished Brooks D. Simpson’s The Civil War in the East, and entered my notes into Zotero. This short work published by Praeger is a quick read and well worth it. Simpson argues that no matter how decisive historians view the western theater, Billy Yank and Johnny Reb’s contemporaries – ranging from concerned citizens to demanding newspapermen to the meddling presidents and government officers in the not too distant capitals -- always considered the eastern front to be the most important field of combat. Although this book is chockfull of interpretative nuggets I have two major takeaways that will shape how I teach the Civil War in my community college survey courses. First, Simpson argues that General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck made a colossal blunder in recalling the Army of the Potomac from peninsula campaign in the summer of 1862. Simpson argues that Halleck should have done the opposite; that is, removed the incompetent commander and left the army on the peninsula where it could have threatened the rebel capital and altered the strategic calculus in the eastern theater. Instead, what followed was a series of bloody battles (some won by the Union and some by the rebels) that produced no decisive strategic outcome. Connected to this (and my second takeaway) is Simpson’s argument that the battle of Gettysburg was not a decisive, war altering event. High water mark of the rebellion notwithstanding, he considers it as yet another one in the series of bloody yet ultimately indecisive battles. Like other victories (Rebels at Second Bull Run and Union at Antietam) destroying the enemy force was beyond the grasp of the exhausted victors.

From my blog:
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gregdehler | Aug 24, 2014 |

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