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Sheehan-Dean, Aaron Charles

Overview
Works: 24 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 7,123 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Personal narratives  Poetry  Maps  Reference works  Textbooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean
The view from the ground : experiences of Civil War soldiers( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,134 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 1,653 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 Undetermined and held by 1,081 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 )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 814 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( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 595 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 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."--Jacket
Concise historical atlas of the U.S. Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 265 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 207 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
The calculus of violence : how Americans fought the Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 142 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( 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 )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 42 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 )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 17 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading American horizons : primary sources for U.S. history in a global context by Michael Schaller( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 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
A companion to the U.S. Civil Warn1( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, 2 Volume Set by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 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)"--
The family war : motivation and commitment in the American Civil War by Aaron Charles Sheehan-Dean( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggle for a vast future( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this book twelve eminent historians discuss the origins and legacy of a landmark conflict. Each chapter offers a ... 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 ... comprehensive picture of America at war with itself.-Dust jacket
A companion to the U.S. Civil War by Aaron Sheehan-Dean( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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)"--
The Civil War( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Covers the Civil War from January 1862 to January 1863, describing the events of that year through messages, proclamations, newspaper articles, letters, diaries, and poems from people who lived through it
 
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The view from the ground : experiences of Civil War soldiers
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The Civil WarWhy confederates fought : family and nation in Civil War VirginiaStruggle for a vast futureConcise historical atlas of the U.S. Civil WarThe Civil War : the first year told by those who lived itThe Civil War : told by those who lived itConcise historical atlas of the U.S. Civil War
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Sheehan-Dean, Aaron Charles

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English (73)