This Terrible War The Civil War and Its Aftermath

ISBN-10: 0321389603
ISBN-13: 9780321389602
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: This absorbing text examines the American Civil War and its aftermath, exploring the crucial themes, and challenging many traditional views about the war that nearly tore this nation in two. nbsp; Attention is paid to the social aspects of the war  More...

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Book details

List price: $120.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

This absorbing text examines the American Civil War and its aftermath, exploring the crucial themes, and challenging many traditional views about the war that nearly tore this nation in two. nbsp; Attention is paid to the social aspects of the war and includes a presentation of what was happening on the home front while the war was going on. WhileThis Terrible Warmaintains a clear chronological foundation, it is also concerned with developing the central themes that are necessary for a rich and full understanding of the war and its aftermath. nbsp; With a clear chronological foundation, This Terrible War addresses the attitudes of pre-war American, the slavery debate, differences between the North and South, the economic and social climate of the country, the role of African Americans during the war, and the war itself with stories of both common soldiers and powerful military figures.nbsp; The authors devote significant attention to the social and cultural aspects of the war to impart a rich and full understanding of this terrible war and its aftermath.nbsp;Civil War, African Americans, Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee, the Union.nbsp;Civil War and Reconstruction courses.

Daniel E. Sutherland is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas. His books includeThe Confederate Carpetbaggersand the award-winningSeasons of War: The Ordeal of a Confederate Community, 1861–1865.

Carol K. Bleser is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at Clemson University and former president of the Southern Historical Association and the Southern Association of Women Historians. Her books include The Hammonds of Redcliffe, Tokens of Affection, Secret and Sacred, and In Joy and In Sorrow. Lesley J. Gordon is Associate Professor of History at the University of Akron, and is the author of General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend.

Prologue to Civil War: John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
Commonalities and Conflict: Slavery and the American Republic
Political Collapse: 1848-1860
Southerners Secede and Amateurs Go to War: December 1860-December 1861
Discovering the Scope of the War: 1861-1862
Reckoning with Slavery, Reckoning with Freedom
Attack and Die: November 1862-January 1863
The Other War
An Inconclusive Year: 1863
A War of Exhaustion: 1864-1865
Mixed Messages from the Victors: Northern Politics and Southern Reconstruction: 1863-1868
White and Black Reconstruction in the South: 1865-1872
Destroying Reconstruction ?
Epilogue: Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War Era Selected
Bibliography Documents Credits
Index

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