American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection

American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection

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This expansive, multivolume reference work provides a broad, multidisciplinary examination of the Civil War period ranging from pre-Civil War developments and catalysts such as the Mexican-American War to the rebuilding of the war-torn nation during Reconstruction.

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This expansive, multivolume reference work provides a broad, multidisciplinary examination of the Civil War period ranging from pre-Civil War developments and catalysts such as the Mexican-American War to the rebuilding of the war-torn nation during Reconstruction.

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"This is probably the finest reference source on the American Civil War. It is comprehensive and provides access to many primary source materials for students and users, along with the source of the documents so a user can access the original document, should they desire to do so. . . . [F]or now American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection stands at the forefront of sources to consult for those who wish to study the conflict." - Reference Reviews

"This comprehensive encyclopedia is a must for high school, public library, and undergraduate library collections supporting students who need concise entries on the Civil War. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers." - Choice

"Civil War aficionados will delight in this well-researched and well-organized encyclopedia. . . . The text is broad and comprehensive. . . . Give this set very serious consideration." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

"The writing is consistently of high quality; cross-referencing is a breeze with the multitude of "see also" terms at the end of each entry. . . . With these wide-ranging, exhaustively researched volumes, Tucker has accomplished for the American Civil War what he has previously achieved for many other conflicts, from Korea to the Cold War. An excellent resource for school research projects and anyone with an interest in Civil War history." - Library Journal, Starred Review

"This is another in a series of encyclopedias on major wars published by ABC-CLIO and edited by Spencer Tucker, and a fine addition it is. It is rich in features. . . . This encyclopedia is not only an excellent reference source for secondary and undergraduate students and the general reader but its many special features make it a useful starting point for advanced researchers. It is highly recommended for public and academic libraries." - ARBA

"This remarkably thorough yet easy-to-digest encyclopedia is highly recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries." - Booklist, Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851096770
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2013
Pages:
2777
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 9.60(d)

Meet the Author

Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards.

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