Civil War on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites / Edition 1

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There are over 600,000 different websites on the Civil War. The Civil War on the Web gives history enthusiasts everything they need to narrow down the search to only the best, most useful sites. The authors have examined and evaluated thousands of websites to prepare this new book. They have included only the most carefully constructed, highly informative, artfully designed sites on the Civil War. The Civil War on the Web is the first book and only book available that will guide Civil War buffs and history enthusiasts to the most valuable historical information on the web. This book includes: Detailed reviews of the top 95 sites A one- to five-star rating of each site's content, aesthetics, and navigation A list of over 300 additional recommended sites including URLs and brief descriptions Free CD-ROM (IBM and MAC compatible) with hotlinks to all 400-plus sites in the book

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Editorial Reviews

Civil War Times
This new guide aims to help serious researchers and casual browsers find what they're looking for about the war. If you buy only one book this year on the Civil War, this should be it.
The New York Times
The authors give equal time to both the battlefield and the homefront, where important social, cultural and racial changes occurred.
The Christian Science Monitor
A valuable guide to anyone who is interested in the war and hopes to avoid hours of circular and fruitless web navigation.
Roanoke Times and World News
More than 300 sites have been neatly packaged by categories that include special looks at black troops, slavery, and women in the Civil War; along with the battles and military leaders.
Library Journal
Thomas, director of the Virginia Center for Digital History, and Carter, project manager of the Learning Network, have examined thousands of Civil War web sites and culled the top 95 most informative, visually appealing, and easily navigable sites for the serious researcher. Subject matter and content type for each featured resource are described and evaluated with detailed annotations and given a one- to five-star rating based on content, aesthetics, and user-friendliness. Broadly, content includes battles and campaigns, political and military leaders, soldier life, the navy, African American troops, women, and regimental histories. The authors acknowledge a comparative dearth of web resources on the home front and on the coming of the crisis. A well-written introductory essay precedes each section, which is followed by a list of selected readings. A topical index of additional "Sites Worth a Visit" concludes the work. A CD-ROM with hotlinks to all sites in the book is included. Although there are numerous general online web directories for the Civil War, such as Index of Civil War Information Available on the Internet and Civil War Resources on the Web, this work will serve as a guide to the best current Civil War scholarship available online. Highly recommended for academic libraries.--Kathleen M. Conley, Illinois State Univ., Normal Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
The Virginian-Pilot
The Civil War on the Web offers serious scholars and Civil War buffs alike a ready reference to their favorite historical subject via electronic magic.
Daily Press, Virginia Newport News,
A gem. Readers should take advantage of the wealth of information this book provides.
Roanoke Times & World News
More than 300 sites have been neatly packaged by categories that include special looks at black troops, slavery, and women in the Civil War-along with the battles and military leaders. The top 95 sites are rated on content, aesthetics, and navigation ease.
New York Times Book Review
This new book offers much-needed help. The authors give equal time to both the battlefield and the homefront, where important social, cultural and racial changes occurred.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842028493
  • Publisher: Scholarly Resources, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 197
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 User's Guide Part 4 I The Very Best Civil War Web Sites—Reviews and Ratings Chapter 5 Battles and Campaigns Chapter 6 Political and Military Leaders Chapter 7 Life of the Soldier Chapter 8 Naval Operations Chapter 9 The Experience of the U.S. Colored Troops Chapter 10 Slavery and Emancipation Chapter 11 Women in the Civil War Chapter 12 Civil War Regiments Part 13 II Sites Worth a Visit—A Topical Index Chapter 14 Battles and Campaigns Chapter 15 Political and Military Leaders Chapter 16 Life of the Soldier Chapter 17 Naval Operations Chapter 18 The Experience of the U.S. Colored Troops Chapter 19 Slavery and Emancipation Chapter 20 Women in the Civil War Chapter 21 Civil War Regiments Chapter 22 Figure Credits Chapter 23 About the Authors

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