Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front

Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front

by James Marten
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0823227944

ISBN-13: 9780823227945

Pub. Date: 12/15/2007

Publisher: Fordham University Press

The author of an acclaimed account of the lives of children in the Civil War, Marten here provides a more comprehensive introduction to the civilian history of the Civil War. Concise, vividly written chapters describe the home front through the lives of individuals and the histories of events and institutions in the North and South. The stories are organized around

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The author of an acclaimed account of the lives of children in the Civil War, Marten here provides a more comprehensive introduction to the civilian history of the Civil War. Concise, vividly written chapters describe the home front through the lives of individuals and the histories of events and institutions in the North and South. The stories are organized around five broad themes: the Northern home front, the Southern home front, children, African Americans, and the war's aftermath. The case studies feature voices of the famous, like Edmund Riffin and Booker T. Washington, but more often they offer the testimony of ordinary men, women, and children. A superb blend of traditional narrative, case studies, and individual stories, Civil War America is a valuable resource for students and their teachers seeking to understand the many ways in which the Civil War was truly a people's war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823227945
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2007
Series:
North's Civil War Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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