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The Civil War on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites (with CD-Rom)
     

The Civil War on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites (with CD-Rom)

by Alice E. Carter, William G. Thomas
 

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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

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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
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Daily Press, Virginia Newport News,
    A gem. Readers should take advantage of the wealth of information this book provides.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780842028486
    Publisher:
    Scholarly Resources, Inc.
    Publication date:
    11/28/2000
    Edition description:
    BK&CD-ROM
    Pages:
    197
    Product dimensions:
    7.10(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.85(d)

    What People are Saying About This

    James M. McPherson
    The toughest part of working with Civil War sites on the Internet is wading through the scores of sites a search engine generates and then sifting the good from the bad. The Civil War on the Web has done the work for you, referring you to the best sites available and offering pithy and cogent evaluations. A fantastic time-saver for anyone who wants to study the war on the web. (James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era)
    Gabor Boritt
    Indispensable. An excellent guide. (Gabor Boritt, author/editor of The Gettysburg Nobody Knows and The Lincoln Enigma; Director, Civil War Institute, Gettysburg College)

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