By Jonathan Daniel Wells
The Civil battle is without doubt one of the such a lot defining eras of yank heritage, and lots more and plenty has been written on each point of the struggle. the quantity of fabric to be had is daunting, in particular whilst a pupil is attempting to know the general topics of the period.
Jonathan Wells has distilled the battle down into comprehensible, easy-to-read sections, with lots of maps and illustrations, to aid make experience of the battles and social, political, and cultural alterations of the period. provided here's details on:
- the domestic front
- the battles, either within the East and the West
- the prestige of slaves
- women’s position within the struggle and its aftermath
- literature and public life
- international points of the war
- and a lot more!
Students also will locate important learn aids at the spouse site for the ebook. A condominium Divided offers a brief, readable survey of the Civil struggle and the Reconstruction interval later on, focusing not just at the battles, yet on how american citizens lived in the course of a time of significant upheaval within the country’s heritage, and what that legacy has intended to the rustic today.
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H. Camp, New Studies in the History of American Slavery (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006). Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998). Wilma A. Dunaway, Slavery in the American Mountain South (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). Marc Egnal, Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War (New York: Hill and Wang, 2009). Robert W. Fogel and Stanley L. , 1974). Robert Pierce Forbes, The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007).
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