This Terrible War The Civil War and Its Aftermath

ISBN-10: 0321052854

ISBN-13: 9780321052858

Edition: 2003

List price: $83.33
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Whether a novice or an expert on the Civil War, readers will findThis Terrible War to be a well-designed and fully developed book, and a powerful tool in learning about the Civil War and its foreground and aftermath. The book provides an analysis of the United States in the time leading up to the warthe slavery debate, the differences between North and South, the economic and social climate of the countryand moves into the war itself, presenting stories of both common soldiers and powerful military figures. The authors also trace the impact and eventual abolition of slavery, examining the role of African-Americans during the war. They conclude that the victory of the North resulted from superior resources and manpower, but also examine other contributing factorsproviding a well-rounded, interesting and thorough analysis. The final section of the book describes the aftermath of the war, and the Epilogue examines how Americans have remembered the Civil War in later years. Ideal for anyone interested in the United States Civil War or US military history in general.
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List price: $83.33
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 8/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

 Thomas Bahdeis a visiting scholar in the Department of History at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His work has appeared in the journal  Michael Fellmanis Professor of History Emeritus at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of seven books on American history and the Civil War, including ShermanandThe Making of Robert E. Lee.                             

Daniel E. Sutherland is professor of history at the University of Arkansas. He is author or editor of thirteen books, including <i>Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front</i>.

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
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