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Author Oates, Stephen B.

Title The approaching fury : voices of the storm, 1820-1861 / Stephen B. Oates.

Imprint New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  973.5 Oa8a 1997    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 495 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-478) and index.
Contents The speakers : Thomas Jefferson -- Henry Clay -- Nat Turner -- William Lloyd Garrison -- John C. Calhoun -- Frederick Douglass -- Harriet Beecher Stowe -- George Fitzhugh -- Stephen A. Douglas -- Abraham Lincoln -- John Brown -- Jefferson Davis -- Mary Boykin Chesnut.
Summary "Story of the coming of the American Civil War through the voices and from the viewpoints of thirteen principal players in the drama ... : [Thomas] Jefferson, [Henry] Clay, [Stephen A.] Douglas, [Jefferson] Davis, [Abraham] Lincoln, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Fitzhugh, John Brown, and Mary Boykin Chesnut"--Jacket.
Combining meticulous historical research with innovative storytelling, the author narrates the approach of the Civil War through dramatic first-person monologues, which give the events a powerful emotional impact and sense of immediacy and freshness impossible to achieve in a detached third-person voice. In writing the dramatic monologues, Oates drew on the actual words of his speakers- their letters, speeches, interviews, recollections, and other recorded utterances- and then simulated how, if they were reminiscing aloud, they would describe the crucial events in which they were the principle actors or witnesses. All the events and themes in the monologues adhere to the actual historical record. The result is a book that brings the personalities and events of the coming Civil War vividly alive. -- from Book Jacket.
Subject United States -- History -- 1815-1861.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
War -- Causes. (OCoLC)fst01170331
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1815-1865
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 006016784X

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