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Published: 04 April 2019

520 Pages | 85 illus.


ISBN: 9780190860608

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Armies of Deliverance

A New History of the Civil War

Elizabeth R. Varon

  • A new single-volume history of the Civil War that combines high politics and military history with social and cultural issues, written by an eminent senior scholar of the conflict
  • Integrates battlefront and homefront, and the stories of politicians, soldiers, and civilians, through a chronological format
  • Incorporates the voices of African Americans and women more fully than any other single-volume survey of the war
  • Provides a middle ground in scholarly debates over whether Northerners fought for Union or emancipation
  • Argues that hard war tactics and soft war appeals were present throughout the war and were harmonized by the idea of "deliverance."