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The Enemy Never Came: The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest e-book

Author:

Scott McArthur

Language:

English

Category:

History

Subcategory:

Americas

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1620 kb

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Rating:

4.7

Publisher:

Caxton Press (October 1, 2012)

Pages:

350

ISBN:

0870045121

The Enemy Never Came: The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest e-book

by Scott McArthur


His thesis is that even with the distances faced during the middle of the nineteenth century, the northwestern territories had to be prepared should the Civil War come their way. Similar preparations were made in the upper Midwest and in far-off New Mexico Territory. Using primary materials, McArthur describes the region's preparations to participate in the American Civil War. Included are discussions of the removal of regular as well as volunteer troops from the territories to fight in the East and in the Indian wars.

The Enemy Never Came book. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest deeply interested in the Civil War, there are few sources that deal with the period. As this author relates, recordkeeping was not very complete and few historians have taken the time to write lengthy discussions of the Civil War in the Pacific Northwest, which was far away from the centers of fighting. Tha This book is a rough sort of work, written by a competent historian who nevertheless falls short of the most eloquent practitioners in his craft.

The Enemy Never Came is easily the most comprehensive introduction to the subject of the Civil War in the Pacific Northwest that one can find in stores

The Enemy Never Came is easily the most comprehensive introduction to the subject of the Civil War in the Pacific Northwest that one can find in stores. -Andrew Wagenhoffer, Civil War Books and Authors. Andrew Wagenhoffer Civil War Books and Authors 2012-11-04).

The enemy never came. the Civil War in the Pacific Northwest. The war and the Pacific Northwest economy. Includes bibliographical references and index. Published 2012 by Caxton Press in Caldwell, Idaho. Civil War in the Pacific Northwest.

Civil War United States History Books. The Enemy Never Came: The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Although the Pacific Northwest was the area furthest removed from the actual battles of the Civil War, it was nonetheless profoundly affected by the war. "The Enemy Never Came" examines.

The Enemy Never Came" examines the everyday lives of the volunteer soldiers who battled Native American renegades of the region and of the settlers who were deeply affected by the war yet unable to do much about it. Pacific Northwest.

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The Pacific Coast Theater of the American Civil War consists of major military operations in the United States on the Pacific Ocean and in the states and Territories west of the Continental Divide. The theater was encompassed by the Department of the. The theater was encompassed by the Department of the Pacific that included the states of California, Oregon, and Nevada, the territories of Washington, Utah, and later Idaho.

The Civil War was the culmination of a series of confrontations concerning the . But slavery never existed without controversy Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the second-best-selling book in America in the 19th century, second only to the Bible.

The Civil War was the culmination of a series of confrontations concerning the institution of slavery. 1619-1865 The Peculiar Institution. But slavery never existed without controversy. The British colony of Georgia actually banned slavery from 1735 to 1750, although it remained legal in the other 12 colonies. After the American Revolution, northern states one by one passed emancipation laws, and the sectional divide began to open as the South became increasingly committed to slavery. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the second-best-selling book in America in the 19th century, second only to the Bible.

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Nalmergas
On my vacation to the Pacific Northwest in 1998 I was stunned when I happened upon Fort Stevens near the mouth of the Columbia River and found that it was in service during the Civil War. The park officials said that the U.S. government was worried that the British would use the occasion of the war to side with the South and take back the Northwest—it was the first time that I had heard that the Northwest played even a minor role in the conflict.

In "The Enemy Never Came," author Scott McArthur provides a good history of the war in the region. The enemy never did come, but McArthur notes that at the start of the war, Northwesterners did not feel completely safe, as there were plausible threats to the region on several fronts as well as slow communication with the rest of the country. Settlers had come to Oregon from many parts of the U.S., resulting in sharp political differences in the state, and McArthur takes the reader through the political history of the state in the decade before the war.

When Southern secession and the war did come, most in the Northwest supported the Union, but there was some resistance to the war in the region. McArthur discusses the factors that led to the region not contributing as much to the war effort as other areas, including California, did, and adds that there was great difficulty in recruiting troops for frontier duty in the Northwest.

Confederate troops came nowhere near the region; fighting in the Pacific Northwest by Union troops in the war years consisted of fighting against Native Americans, and the author recounts the major battles and skirmishes. The service of the major political and military figures of the war in the region is recounted, as is the economic effects of the war on the Northwest.

The volume also describes some of the aspects of both military and civilian life during the war, and closes by looking at the war's end in the Northwest. One surprise that the book will likely hold for even the most knowledgeable Civil War buffs is the list of Union generals who served in the Northwest before the war. "The Enemy Never Came" is a worthwhile read about the Pacific Northwest's experience during our bloodiest conflict.
Gold as Heart
Having lived in the Pacific NW my entire life, I was interested to learn what, if any, role the region played in the civil war or national politics at the time. Well written and informative.
terostr
Good book lots of information.
Qane
This is a well-done book and one that is very helpful in understanding the military role of Washington, Oregon and Idaho during the War of Rebellion.
AfinaS
I am retired history teacher and I enjoyed the "new" information it revealed regarding the Civil War era in the PacNorthwest.
Leniga
This book gave me a good understanding of life in the Pacific northwest right around the time of the U.S. Civil War. It covered various aspects of soldiers, natives, settlers, and business people.
Gna
McArthur's "The Enemy Never Came" is well researched, nicely written and hints at a wry sense of humor. Anyone interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest should own of copy of this book. I'm glad I do.
Books on the Civil War tend to focus on events in East, and for good reason. Little happened out West, either in Oregon or California; while there was some concern about the recent migrants, the population was so small that it would have little impact. Most settlers were more worried about Indian attacks than the major battles of the war. In this book Scott McArthur explores the role that the Pacific Northwest played in the Civil War. Even though Oregon was a new state, it was settled by people from the South and deserters from the Union. At first they refused to pick a side, or raise the requested troops. But they did not fight for the Confederacy either. Instead the few volunteer regiments fought against bands of Indians that did not settle on the Reservations, and most of those were east of the Cascades.

This book had potential, but it had a hard time fitting in itself. The first part starts off chronologically, but then delves into a thematic territory. If it stuck with one or the other it would have been a vastly improved work. Also the focus on certain people and their life after the War is distracting and never explained why it was needed.

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