The American Civil War / Edition 1

The American Civil War / Edition 1

by Adam Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0333790545

ISBN-13: 9780333790540

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This new interpretation of the causes, course and consequences of America's greatest crisis combines a clear and compelling narrative with analysis and an up-to-date assessment of the state of Civil War scholarship. It explores the complex relationships between the local and national contexts, between the experiences of soldiers and civilians, and shows how

Overview

This new interpretation of the causes, course and consequences of America's greatest crisis combines a clear and compelling narrative with analysis and an up-to-date assessment of the state of Civil War scholarship. It explores the complex relationships between the local and national contexts, between the experiences of soldiers and civilians, and shows how politics and public opinion decisively shaped the meaning and outcome of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333790540
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
American History in Depth Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
• Abbreviations
• Key Dates in the Civil War
• Preface
• Slavery and the American Republic
• Political Crisis and the Resort to War
• The Failure of Limited War
• Emancipation and Hard War
• Citizen Soldiers
• The Ordeal of the Confederate Republic
• The Last Best Hope of Earth
• The Magic Word, 'Freedom'
• Notes
• Guide to Further Reading
• Index

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