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House Divided The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America

ISBN-10: 0415998700
ISBN-13: 9780415998703
Edition: 2011
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Description: The Civil War is one of the most defining eras of American history, and much has been written on every aspect of the war. The volume of material available is daunting, especially when a student is trying to grasp the overall themes of the period.  More...

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Book details

List price: $95.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

The Civil War is one of the most defining eras of American history, and much has been written on every aspect of the war. The volume of material available is daunting, especially when a student is trying to grasp the overall themes of the period. Jonathan Wells has distilled the war down into understandable, easy-to-read chunks, with plenty of maps and illustrations, to help make sense of the battles and social, political, and cultural changes of the era. Presented here is information on: The home front The battles, both in the East and the West The status of slaves Women'¬"s role in the war and its aftermath Literature and public life International aspects of the war And much more! Students will also find helpful study aids on the companion website for the book. A House Dividedprovides a short, readable survey of the Civil War and the Reconstruction period afterward, focusing not only on the battles, but on how Americans lived during a time of great upheaval in the country'¬"s history, and what that legacy has meant to the country today.

Jonathan Daniel Wells is associate professor of history and chair of arts and sciences at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sectionalism in the Early Republic
America in the 1850s
Secession
Early Battles of the War
Lincoln and Northern Politics
Battles, 1862-1863
Literary and Intellectual Life during the War
Life in the South during the War
Western Perspectives
Battles, 1863-1864
Home fronts
The War Ends, 1864-1865
Congressional Reconstruction
Legacies

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