Rally 'Round the Flag is an important contribution to the growing historiography of the impact of the Civil War on northern cities. From Abraham Lincoln's presidential nomination at the 1860 Republican National Convention to his funeral procession in 1865, Karamanski unfolds the dynamic and fascinating history of Chicago at this critical juncture in its history.
Theodore J. Karamanski is professor of history at Loyola University of Chicago. He founded the Loyola Public History Program and presided the National Council on Public History. A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Karamanski is the author of Fur Trade and Exploration, Deep Woods Frontier, Ethics and Public History, and numerous articles.
Introduction Chapter 1: The Irrespressible Candidate Chapter 2: A House Divided Chapter 3: The First Blood Chapter 4: "God Bless the Sanitary Commission!" Chapter 5: Camp Douglas Chapter 6: "Wonder of the Nineteenth Century" Chapter 7: "A Fire in the Rear" Chapter 8: A City in Sable