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Encyclopedia of the American Civil War [5 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War [5 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History

by David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. HeidlerDavid S. Heidler


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An award-winning and highly recommended comprehensive reference set on the political, social, and military aspects of the American Civil War.

The Encyclopedia of the American Civil War is the most comprehensive reference set ever compiled on this pivotal confrontation. Its five oversized volumes, rich with illustrations, maps, and primary source documents, offer more than 1,600 authoritative entries that chart the war's strategic aims, analyze diplomatic and political maneuvering, describe key military actions, sketch important participants, assess developments in military science, and discuss the social and financial impact of the conflict.

Written by scholars, the essays are both authoritative and easily accessible to history buffs, students, and general readers. Brief entry bibliographies lead curious readers to the most reliable sources for further information.

  • Over 1,600 signed A–Z entries, authored by notable scholars and referenced for further reading
  • Over 300 contributors, including some of the leading Civil War scholars at work today
  • More than 500 illustrations, including contemporary photographs, lithographs, and drawings
  • 75 maps created specifically for this encyclopedia
  • A chronology, glossary, and exhaustive index
  • Over 250 primary source documents

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576070666
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/13/2000
Pages: 2733
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 12.32(h) x 9.06(d)
Age Range: 14 - 12 Years

About the Author

David S. Heidler, PhD, is an independent scholar.

Jeanne T. Heidler is professor of American history at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

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