By Bruce Catton
The Epic fight of the Blue and grey by means of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. here's the genuine glance of the struggle with 836 images together with many in colour that experience by no means been published ahead of. The illustrations variety from the wonderful photos of Mathew Brady and the well-known sketches of Winslow Homer to dozens of formerly unknown work, drawings, and eye-witness conflict scenes. No prior unmarried quantity at the battle has even approached the value and the colour of this assortment.
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13. 2 See Jean Powers Soman and Frank L. , A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War: Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers [Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1994], p. 32. Page xi accelerated the assimilation process for European immigrants. As Jacob R. "3 Since so many immigrant volunteers themselves saw it this way, the only surprise is that it took posterity so long to recognize this facet of American history. I welcome this opportunity, in a new edition, to have Melting Pot Soldiers reach a new and wider audience.
Far from being unique in its history of ethnicity, the United States shares something that is part of the human condition. What is the record of ethnic conflict in other countries? Most of the world, for hundreds or even thousands of years, has been all too familiar with bloody confrontations between majorities and minorities, and ethnic minority fighting ethnic minority. So inured is the world to this spectacle that when hundreds of thousands of people died in genocidal fighting in Rwanda and Burundi in the 1960s and 1970s, neither the United Nations nor the Organization of African Unity took particular notice of the slaughter.
Indeed, the Know-Nothing party itself, short lived as it was, came into being in large measure because neither the Whigs (and later the Republicans) nor the Democrats catered to those Americans who wanted antiforeign action. The two major parties instead courted the immigrant, seeking to recruit him both as voter and as party activist. Democrats and Republicans in Congress consistently spurned Know-Nothing overtures, and in the national government the sole achievement of Know-Nothingism consisted of a few speeches.