Civil War and the Wars of the Nineteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0060851201
ISBN-13: 9780060851200
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

The Civil War was the bloodiest war in American history and a defining moment of the nineteenth century. In this concise and authoritative volume, Brian Holden Reid -- a leading expert on the subject -- reveals how industrialization and emerging methods of mass production gave birth to a new age of warfare, most dramatically represented in the unprecedented destruction and mass casualties of the American Civil War. Detailed, chronological history of the strategic and operational dimensions of both the Northern and Southern campaigns Strengths and weaknesses of the opposing sides Fresh perspectives on the war's global context Culmination of the war, peace negotiations, and their ramifications for the future

Acknowledgements
Map list
Chronology
Introduction: War and industrialization
The Crimean War 1854-6
The Civil War: The War Takes Shape 1861-2
The Civil War: The Year of Trial and Hope 1862-3
The Civil War: Confederate Collapse 1864-5
The German Wars of Unification 1864, 1866, 1870-71
Afterword
Biographies
Further reading
Index
Picture credits

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