A Very Civil War

A Very Civil War
Publisher Routledge
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Category History
Total Pages 222
ISBN 9780429719653
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A Very Civil War is the first complete account of the important but much neglected story of Switzerlands civil war of 1847. Fought over issues similar to those of the American Civil War, the comparative civility of the Swiss warthere were fewer than one hundred casualtiesis remarkable. Indeed, a war that might have destroyed Swiss union instead contributed to a sense of cohesion and established a firm foundation for modern Swiss society. A Very Civil War is the dramatic but little-known story of Switzerlands civil war of 1847, the Sonderbundskrieg. This conflict, as much as any other single event, inspired the revolutionaries of 1848 to action. As the German poet Ferdinand Freiligrath wrote at the time: In the highlands was the first shot fired./What now, we still are waiting./But I know that there will be/A new burst of liberty. Remaks is the first complete account of an important but much neglected turning point in Swiss and in European history. What will be most striking to American readers of Remaks lucid account are the similarities to and the contrasts with our own Civil War. Each war was crucial to its nations subsequent history, and both in essence were fought over the same issuesfederal power versus states rights, the preservation of the Union, and the defense of certain ways of life. Yet Switzerlands was a war that, unlike its American counterpart, was fought with a minimum of violence. The war that might have destroyed Swiss union instead contributed to a sense of cohesion and established a firm foundation for modern Swiss society.The Swiss Civil War settled the great issues of nationhood at a cost of fewer than a hundred dead and lasted less than three weeks. There was no implacable Swiss Sherman, bent on the utter destruction of the enemy. Instead, General Guillaume Henri Dufour, commander in chief of the Federal Forces, chose to outmaneuver his opponents rather than outfight them. The Sonderbund War was also notable for the constant regard shown by the armies on both sides for the rights of noncombatants (General Dufour went on to help found the International Red Cross), and the conflict was followed by quick, genuine, and lasting reconciliation.This lavishly illustrated book, the first account in English of this very civil war, is based on Professor Remaks extensive, original research in Swiss archives.

A Very Civil War
  • Author : Joachim Remak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-01-08

A Very Civil War is the first complete account of the important but much neglected story of Switzerlands civil war of 1847. Fought over issues similar to those of the American Civil War, the comparative civility of the Swiss warthere were fewer than one hundred casualtiesis remarkable. Indeed, a war that

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A Very Civil War
  • Author : Caroline Elkington
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-03

Con's life in the small Cotswold village where she spent an idyllic childhood is nothing out of the ordinary, which is good because she likes ordinary. She likes safe. Her three boisterous nephews have come to stay for the summer holidays and she's determined to show them that life in

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Civil Wars
  • Author : David Armitage
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-03

A highly original history, tracing civil war, the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression, from Ancient Rome through the centuries to present day.

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The American Civil War
  • Author : John Keegan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20

The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America’s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war. In this magesterial history and national bestseller, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by

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The Spanish Civil War  A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Helen Graham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-03-24

This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the Spanish Civil war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It examines Spanish participation in European resistance movements during World War II and also the ongoing civil war waged politically, economically, judicially and

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The U  S  Civil War  a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Louis P. Masur
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-10-22

More than one hundred and fifty years after the Civil War began, its hold on the American imagination has not abated. This Very Short Introduction offers a concise history of the era and serves as a necessary introduction to dramatic events that fundamentally reshaped the nation.

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The Very Civil War
  • Author : Sara Carroll
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-05-31

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Women During the Civil War
  • Author : Judith E. Harper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-04-28

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The Civil Wars Experienced
  • Author : Martyn Bennett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-08-18

The Civil Wars Experienced is an exciting new history of the civil wars, which recounts their effects on the 'common people'. This engaging survey throws new light onto a century of violence and political and social upheaval By looking at personal sources such as diaries, petitions, letters and social sources

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A Great Civil War
  • Author : Russell Frank Weigley
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2000

Major new interpretation of the events which continue to dominate the American imagination and identity.

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  • Author : D. H. Dilbeck
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13

During the Civil War, Americans confronted profound moral problems about how to fight in the conflict. In this innovative book, D. H. Dilbeck reveals how the Union sought to wage a just war against the Confederacy. He shows that northerners fought according to a distinct "moral vision of war," an

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Civil War Sketch Book
  • Author : Harry L. Katz,Vincent Virga
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2012

Collects the drawings of the Civil War's "special artists" who were tasked with documenting images of the war's soldiers, battles, and camps for the era's newspapers.

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  • Author : John Eicher,David Eicher
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-06-01

Based on nearly five decades of research, this magisterial work is a biographical register and analysis of the people who most directly influenced the course of the Civil War, its high commanders. Numbering 3,396, they include the presidents and their cabinet members, state governors, general officers of the Union and Confederate

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  • Author : Diana Lary
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05

A new social history of China's Civil War, 1945-9, which brought dramatic political and social revolution to China.

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Quagmire in Civil War
  • Author : Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31

Rebuts the pervasive 'folk' notion that quagmire is intrinsic to a country or civil war. Shows that quagmire is made, not found.

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