A House Divided: The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America

A House Divided: The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America

by Jonathan Daniel Wells
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415998700

ISBN-13: 9780415998703

Pub. Date: 12/08/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Civil War is one of the most defining eras of American history, and much has been written on every aspect of the war. The volume of material available is daunting, especially when a student is trying to grasp the overall themes of the period.

Jonathan Wells has distilled the war down into understandable, easy-to-read sections, with plenty of maps and

Overview

The Civil War is one of the most defining eras of American history, and much has been written on every aspect of the war. The volume of material available is daunting, especially when a student is trying to grasp the overall themes of the period.

Jonathan Wells has distilled the war down into understandable, easy-to-read sections, with plenty of maps and illustrations, to help make sense of the battles and social, political, and cultural changes of the era. Presented here is information on:

  • The home front
  • The battles, both in the East and the West
  • The status of slaves
  • Women’s role in the war and its aftermath
  • Literature and public life
  • International aspects of the war
  • And much more!

Students will also find helpful study aids on the companion website for the book. A House Divided provides a short, readable survey of the Civil War and the Reconstruction period afterward, focusing not only on the battles, but on how Americans lived during a time of great upheaval in the country’s history, and what that legacy has meant to the country today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415998703
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Sectionalism in the Early Republic

Chapter Two: America in the 1850s

Chapter Three: Secession

Chapter Four: Early Battles of the War

Chapter Five: Lincoln and Northern Politics

Chapter Six: Battles, 1862-1863

Chapter Seven: Literary and Intellectual Life during the War

Chapter Eight: Life in the South during the War

Chapter Nine: Western Perspectives

Chapter Ten: Battles, 1863-1864

Chapter Eleven: Home fronts

Chapter Twelve: The War Ends, 1864-1865

Chapter Thirteen: Congressional Reconstruction

Chapter Fourteen: Legacies

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