The Legacies

The Legacies

by William C. Davis
     
 

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"In many arenas, the Civil War changed things both in military and civilian life," William C. Davis observes. "The roles in society of women and minorities were altered drastically. Advancements in medicine and technology exerted a profound impact on the future. Industry burgeoned. The reporting of news entered the modern era with the photograph. Culture changed as

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"In many arenas, the Civil War changed things both in military and civilian life," William C. Davis observes. "The roles in society of women and minorities were altered drastically. Advancements in medicine and technology exerted a profound impact on the future. Industry burgeoned. The reporting of news entered the modern era with the photograph. Culture changed as the complexion of Americans evolved and as war's wounds imposed lasting divisions upon our society. It ensured at once that future wars would be more terrible, and yet we would be equipped to cope with that terror to come. These are the legacies of the war covered in this volume."

Civil War Journal: The Legacies is the third volume of a three-volume treatment of the Civil War developed from the popular History Channel series
Civil War Journal. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and newspaper reports, these volumes focus on seldom-told stories of people, places, and events that bring to life the heroic intensity of the Civil War. They portray the human side of the conflict that is frequently overlooked in recounting troop movements and engagements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558534391
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Series:
Civil War Journal Series
Pages:
515
Product dimensions:
7.91(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.76(d)

Meet the Author

William Davis writes prolifically on the Civil War and has been an editor of American History Illustrated and Civil War Times Illustrated. He was a consultant on The Blue and the Gray television miniseries and the historical consultant on The History Channel's Civil War Journal. His many writings include biographies of Jefferson Davis and John C. Breckinridge, The Battle of New Market, Duel between the First Ironclads, Battle at Bull Run, The Orphan Brigade, The Image of War, The Imperiled Union, Civil War Parks, and Touched by Fire. He lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Brian C. Pohanka is a frequent lecturer and consultant for film and television productions on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Andersonville. He was the series consultant to the History Channel's Civil War Journal. Pohanka is one of the nation's leading authorities on the life of the common soldier of the Civil War and is captain of the Fifth New York Zouaves living history organization. He is the author of Distant Thunder: A Photographic Essay on the American Civil War, The Civil War: An aerial Portrait, and Don Troiani's Civil War. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Don Troiani is acclaimed for the accuracy, drama, and sensitivity of his depictions of the American past. His work is included in the collections of the National Park Service, West Point Military Academy, Parks of Canada, the Pentagon, and the Smithsonian. His Illustrations have appeared on the cover of Gettysburg magazine, in American Heritage and Smithsonian magazines, in television productions for NBC, CNN, A&E, and The History Channel. He is the military and art consultant for The History Channel's Civil War Journal. A collection of his art was published as Don Troiani's Civil War.

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