Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

James B. Conroy


[Read through Malcolm Hillgartner]

Our One universal Country explores the main serious assembly of the Civil warfare. Given brief shrift or missed via many historians, the Hampton Roads convention of 1865 used to be a very important turning element within the warfare among the States. during this good written and hugely documented booklet, James B. Conroy describes in attention-grabbing aspect what occurred while leaders from either side got here jointly to aim to finish the hostilities. The assembly was once intended to finish the struggling with on peaceable phrases. It failed, even though, and the conflict dragged on for 2 extra bloody, harmful months.

via meticulous learn of either fundamental and secondary assets, Conroy tells the tale of the doomed peace negotiations throughout the characters who lived it. With a clean and fast point of view, Our One universal Country deals an exhilarating and eye-opening investigate the shortcoming of our nation's leaders to discover a calm resolution. The failure of the Hampton Roads convention formed the process American heritage and the way forward for America's wars to return.

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