General History of the Civil War: The Southern Point of View

General History of the Civil War: The Southern Point of View

by Gary Walker
     
 

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Many people believe that the Civil War was started by the Southern states because of slavery and the issue of secession. Here the author argues differently: Southerners believed that they would benefit from a different form of government than that of their Northern neighbors. Southerners, whose economy depended on agriculture, felt that the industrialized North

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Many people believe that the Civil War was started by the Southern states because of slavery and the issue of secession. Here the author argues differently: Southerners believed that they would benefit from a different form of government than that of their Northern neighbors. Southerners, whose economy depended on agriculture, felt that the industrialized North passed laws and set taxes unfair to the South. In this history, Walker includes descriptions of daring raids, massive battles, and life-and-death struggles that changed one nation and destroyed another. In between are tales of the North's misdeeds, such as the massacre of more than 600 American Indians, the burning of Confederate hospitals, and Lincoln's imprisonment of more than 40,000 citizens who dared to oppose him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589805743
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/25/2008
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Gary C. Walker has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for over thirty years and has been recognized by the State of South Carolina Legislature for his many accomplishments in Civil War history. Walker is a member of several historic and preservation groups and often participates in Civil War reenactments. He is the author of Civil War Tales, The War in Southwest Virginia: 1861-65, Hunter's Fiery Raid through Virginia Valleys, A General History of the Civil War: The Southern Point of View, and Son of the South, a novel set in Civil War-era Virginia.

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