Civil War St. Louis (Modern War Studies)

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St Louis played a key role as a strategic staging ground for the Union Army in the American Civil War. This is a portrait of a war-torn city, encompassing a wide range of events such as the murder of publisher Elijah Lovejoy, the infamous Dred Scott saga, battles in the city, and more.

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"The bloody divisions created by the Civil War were deeper and higher in the Union slave states, where Americans were divided from the beginning and where there were numerous civil wars within the Civil War. Nowhere is this more true than in St. Louis. And no one has told the story of St. Louis's civil wars better than Louis Gerteis. . . . A triumph."--Ira Berlin, author of Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

"Gerteis does a masterful job of unraveling the tangled mix of ethnic, racial, political, religious, economic, and kinship groups that defined this robust, cosmopolitan city. In so doing, he shows that not all the drama of the war took place on the battlefield."--Daniel E. Sutherland, author of Seasons of War: The Ordeal of a Confederate Community, 1861-1865

"Replete with gripping and unforgettable images."--Mark E. Neely, Jr., author of Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

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Louis S. Gerteis is professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and author of orality and Utility in American Antislavery Reform and From Contraband to Freedman: Federal Policy toward Southern Blacks, 1861-1865.

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