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Sheehan-Dean, Aaron Charles

Overview
Works: 32 works in 142 publications in 1 language and 8,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Personal narratives  Poetry  Maps  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Textbooks  Atlases 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: E464, 973.7
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Most widely held works by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean
The view from the ground : experiences of Civil War soldiers( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil War scholars have long used soldiers' diaries and correspondence to flesh out their studies of the conflict's great officers, regiments, and battles. However, historians have only recently begun to treat the common Civil War soldier's daily life as a worthwhile topic of discussion in its own right. The View from the Ground reveals the beliefs of ordinary men and women on topics ranging from slavery and racism to faith and identity and represents a significant development in historical scholarship - the use of Civil War soldiers' personal accounts to address larger questions about America's past." "The View from the Ground goes beyond standard histories that discuss soldiers primarily in terms of campaigns and casualties. These essays show that soldiers on both sides were authentic historical actors who willfully steered the course of the Civil War and shaped subsequent public memory of the event."--BOOK JACKET
The Civil War( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs, this collection brings together over 120 pieces by more than 60 men and women to create a firsthand narrative of the first year of the Civil War. Beginning on the eve of Lincoln's election in 1860 and ending in January 1862 with the appointment of Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War, the selections provide a sense of the immediacy, uncertainty, and urgency of events as the nation was torn asunder. Includes headnotes, a chronology of events, and biographical and explanatory endnotes.--Adapted from publisher description
Why confederates fought : family and nation in Civil War Virginia by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first comprehensive study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean captures the inner world of the rank-and-file. He challenges earlier arguments that middle- and lower-class southerners gradually withdrew their support for the Confederacy because their class interests were not being met. Instead he argues that Virginia soldiers continued to be motivated by the profound emotional connection between military service and the protection of home and family, even as the war dragged on
The Civil War : the final year told by those who lived it( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The final volume of this highly acclaimed four-volume series begins with the controversial Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond in March 1864 and ends with the proclamation of emancipation in Texas in June 1865. It collects 160 pieces by more than one hundred participants and observers, among them Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass ... The selections include include vivid and haunting firsthand accounts of battles and campaigns -- the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Atlanta, the Crater, Franklin, and Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas -- as well as the Fort Pillow massacre; the struggle to survive inside Andersonville prison; the burning of Columbia and Richmond; the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment; the surrender at Appomattox; and Lincoln's assassination"--Publisher description
Struggle for a vast future by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tearing apart a nation founded on ideals of liberty and union, the American Civil War saw some of the most bitter and bloody fighting that humankind has ever witnessed. The war changed America forever, shaping its future and determining its place in history. In this book twelve eminent historians discuss the origins and legacy of a landmark conflict. Each chapter offers a fresh perspective on the key themes of the Civil War. Innovation in military and naval warfare, espionage, emancipation, personalities of the leaders both on and off the battlefield, and the home front are explored, painting a fascinating and comprehensive picture of America at war with itself."--Bloomsbury Publishing
The calculus of violence : how Americans fought the Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discarding tidy abstractions about the conduct of war, Aaron Sheehan-Dean shows that the notoriously bloody US Civil War could have been much worse. Despite agonizing debates over Just War and careful differentiation among victims, Americans could not avoid living with the contradictions inherent in a conflict that was both violent and restrained.--
A companion to the U.S. Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865)
Concise historical atlas of the U.S. Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War is the only atlas that includes data maps and covers key issues before and after the war years. It balances military and non-military coverage, presenting maps that deal with political and social changes as well as campaign and battle maps." "Laid out chronologically and representing the complexity of the war both visually and textually, Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War is an ideal study aid. Through detailed presentation of physical geography, it highlights the role of the landscape in troop movements and in social and demographic developments. Students can follow all the major campaigns of both the eastern and western theaters, examine the tactical movements in the major battles, and explore the geographic patterns behind issues like emancipation, occupation, and internal conflicts. The atlas features maps dealing with such subjects as economic capacity (both agricultural and industrial), enlistment rates, and the movement of escaped slaves. The maps also integrate information on the divisions that existed within the North and the South themselves. Accessible to students with limited geographic knowledge, the maps are clearly labeled, with key features marked. Each map is accompanied by a short narrative that provides helpful contextual information." "Featuring uniquely comprehensive coverage, the Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War includes several maps situating the conflict in its antebellum origins as well as maps - of politics, sharecropping, and race relations - that extend the story through the end of Reconstruction. Ideal for use in U.S. Civil War History, Civil War and Reconstruction, and Southern History courses, this volume offers both novice and more experienced students new perspectives on the most significant events and circumstances of the era."--BOOK JACKET
The Civil War : the first year told by those who lived it by Brooks D Simpson( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs, this collection brings together over 120 pieces by more than 60 men and women to create a firsthand narrative of the first year of the Civil War. Beginning on the eve of Lincoln's election in 1860 and ending in January 1862 with the appointment of Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War, the selections provide a sense of the immediacy, uncertainty, and urgency of events as the nation was torn asunder. Includes headnotes, a chronology of events, and biographical and explanatory endnotes.--Adapted from publisher description
Reckoning with rebellion : war and sovereignty in the nineteenth century by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this innovative global history of the American Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean compares and contrasts the American experience with other civil and national conflicts that happened at nearly the same time-the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Polish Insurrection of 1863, and China's Taiping Rebellion"--
The Cambridge history of the American Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil War was America's great national trauma. Like the Napoleonic Wars in nineteenth-century Europe and World War II in the twentieth, the Civil War birthed a new civic order. Politics, economic and social life, and cultural expression all assumed a new cast for the war's participants and their children. Even a century and a half later, after industrialization, urbanization, the dramatic expansion of America's military and political power in the world, and generations of cultural change, the war's impact is plain to see"--
The Cambridge history of the American Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the political and social dimensions of the Civil War in both the North and South. Millions of Americans lived outside the major campaign zones so they experienced secondary exposure to military events through newspaper reporting and letters home from soldiers. Governors and Congressmen assumed a major role in steering the personnel decisions, strategic planning, and methods of fighting, but regular people also played roles in direct military action, as guerrilla fighters, as nurses and doctors, and as military contractors. Chapters investigate a variety of aspects of military leadership and management, including coverage of technology, discipline, finance, the environment, and health and medicine. Chapters also consider the political administration of the war, examining how antebellum disputes over issues such as emancipation and the draft resulted in a shift of partisan dynamics and the ways that people of all stripes took advantage of the flux of war to advance their own interests
The Cambridge history of the American Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume narrates the major battles and campaigns of the conflict, conveying the full military experience during the Civil War. The military encounters between Union and Confederate soldiers and between both armies and irregular combatants and true non-combatants structured the four years of war. These encounters were not solely defined by violence, but military encounters gave the war its central architecture. Chapters explore well-known battles, such as Antietam and Gettysburg, as well as military conflict in more abstract places, defined by political qualities (like the border or the West) or physical ones (such as rivers or seas). Chapters also explore the nature of civil-military relations as Union armies occupied parts of the South and garrison troops took up residence in southern cities and towns, showing that the Civil War was not solely a series of battles but a sustained process that drew people together in more ambiguous settings and outcomes
The Cambridge history of the American Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes the cultural and intellectual impact of the war, considering how it reshaped Americans' spiritual, cultural, and intellectual habits. The Civil War engendered an existential crisis more profound even than the changes of the previous decades. Its duration, scale, and intensity drove Americans to question how they understood themselves as people. The chapters in the third volume distinguish the varied impacts of the conflict in different places on people's sense of themselves. Focusing on particular groups within the war, including soldiers, families, refugees, enslaved people, and black soldiers, the chapters cover a broad range of ways that participants made sense of the conflict as well as how the war changed their attitudes about gender, religion, ethnicity, and race. The volume concludes with a series of essays evaluating the ways Americans have memorialized and remembered the Civil War in art, literature, film, and public life
A companion to the U.S. Civil War( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, cultural and economic aspects of the American civil war (1861-1865)"--
American horizons : U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than one hundred maps. American Horizons contains ample pedagogy, including: --America in the World, visual guides to the key interactions between America and the world --Global Passages, which feature unique stories connecting America to the world --Visual Reviews providing post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter --Maps and Infographics that explore essential themes in new ways THE CONCISE VERSION of American Horizons has: --10% fewer words than the comprehensive --35% fewer images than the comprehensive --More compact size and design than the comprehensive edition. Authors: Michael Schaller, University of Arizona, Robert Schulzinger, University of Colorado, John Bezis-Selfa, Wheaton College, Janette Thomas Greenwood, Clark University, Andrew Kirk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sarah Purcell, Grinnell College, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, West Virginia University. Publisher's note
The Civil War : told by those who lived it by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs, 'The Civil War: The First Year' brings together over 120 pieces by more than sixty participants to create a unique firsthand narrative of this great historical crisis ..."--Dust jacket flap
Reading American horizons : primary sources for U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. history within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy, like headnotes and discussion questions, to make the documents more accessible to students
Concise historical atlas of the U.S. Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Calculus of Violence : How Americans Fought the Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At least three-quarters of a million lives were lost during the American Civil War. Given its seemingly indiscriminate mass destruction, this conflict is often thought of as the first "total war." But Aaron Sheehan-Dean argues for another interpretation. The Calculus of Violence demonstrates that this notoriously bloody war could have been much worse. Military forces on both sides sought to contain casualties inflicted on soldiers and civilians. In Congress, in church pews, and in letters home, Americans debated the conditions under which lethal violence was legitimate, and their arguments differentiated carefully among victims-women and men, black and white, enslaved and free. Sometimes, as Sheehan-Dean shows, these well-meaning restraints led to more carnage by implicitly justifying the killing of people who were not protected by the laws of war. As the Civil War raged on, the Union's confrontations with guerrillas and the Confederacy's confrontations with black soldiers forced a new reckoning with traditional categories of lawful combatants and raised legal disputes that still hang over military operations around the world today
 
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