The Civil War For Dummies®

Author: Keith D. Dickson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069285

Category: History

Page: 431

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The Civil War was America’s trial by fire; its battles forged the nation we know today. We’re still fascinated with it – the national reckoning with slavery, the legendary generals and leaders, the epic and bloody clashes of armies, the impact on the daily lives of ordinary people. We visit its battlefields – mostly idyllic patches of countryside near small towns and creeks – where more Americans died in combat than in all other wars combined, except for World War Two. And we tell its stories – of last charges, brother fighting brother, imprisonment and emancipation, and tragedy and rebirth. It is our country’s epic; the story of how we became who we are, and what price we paid. The Civil War For Dummies is your complete introduction to this seminal conflict. Eschewing tedious historical pondering and military micro-analysis, this fun and information-rich guide gives an accurate overview of the event, from the war’s causes through the fighting to the aftermath. Inside you’ll discover: 1850-1860: what led to war First Bull Run: illusions lost Antietam: the bloodiest day The Emancipation Proclamation Heroes and goats of each major battle Jackson’s Valley Campaign Sherman’s March to the Sea Surrender at Appomattox And much more Full of sidebars and illustrations, The Civil War For Dummies brings history to life with personalities, factoids, battle reports, strategic maps, and “what ifs.” In addition to the military and political history, you’ll also find out about: The African American experience in the war Women and the Civil War Native Americans and the war The life of the common soldier Banking and finance systems and the war “Firsts” that make the Civil War history’s first modern war Civil War food Civil War tourism: the best battlefields to visit, and how to get the most out of your trip Written in an accessible style so you can start reading at any point in the story, The Civil War For Dummies makes a great cornerstone for learning about this violent and compelling chapter of American history.

Writing the Civil War

Author: James M. McPherson,William James Cooper (Jr.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 376

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Co-edited by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, a collection of essays by fourteen distinguished historians discusses the ongoing effort to chronicle the Civil War and trends in Civil War scholarship. History Alt. UP.

After the Civil War

Author: James Robertson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215711

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 2457


Returning to the turbulent days of a nation divided, best-selling author and acclaimed historian James Robertson explores 70 fascinating figures who shaped America during Reconstruction and beyond. Relentless politicians, intrepid fighters, cunning innovators—the times called for bold moves, and this resilient generation would not disappoint. From William Tecumseh Sherman, a fierce leader who would revolutionize modern warfare, to Thomas Nast, whose undefeatable weapon was his stirring cartoons, these are the people who weathered the turmoil to see a nation reborn. Following these extraordinary legends from the battle lines to the White House, from budding metropolises to the wooly west, we re-discover the foundation of this great country.

The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture

Author: Alice Fahs,Joan Waugh

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807855720

Category: History

Page: 300

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The Civil War retains a powerful hold on the American imagination, with each generation since 1865 reassessing its meaning and importance in American life. This volume collects twelve essays by leading Civil War scholars who demonstrate how the meanings o

The Civil War

Author: Julian Grossman

Publisher: Abradale Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 357


This pictorial history of the war as seen by Homer includes almost all of his works done in oils, watercolors, drawings, lithographs, and wood engravings.

The Civil War

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515733890

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 113

View: 9153


"3 story paths, 47 choices, 20 endings"--Cover.

The Civil War

Author: Abraham Cowley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 196

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The Legacy of the Civil War

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803299273

Category: History

Page: 109

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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”

The Civil War

Author: Helene H. Levene

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 23

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