Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 February 2020

560 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199335398

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Armies of Deliverance

A New History of the Civil War

College Edition

Elizabeth R. Varon

  • Provides a comprehensive history of the Civil War based on fresh research, vividly written by an eminent scholar
  • Integrates battle front and home front, and the stories of politicians, soldiers, and civilians, white and black
  • Offers a new perspective on debates and divisions within the Union and Confederacy
  • Argues that hard war tactics and soft war appeals were present throughout the war and were harmonized by the idea of "deliverance"
  • Presents an overview of the western theater campaigns and pays substantial attention to the prisoner-of-war and parole systems, the experiences of black soldiers, civil liberties controversies, and women's changing roles as the war ground on
  • Incorporates a timeline of key events and a list of suggested readings
  • An access code, included with every new copy of the text, provides students with integrated digital learning resources including an eBook, quizzes, flashcards, and seventy primary sources
  • A Companion Website at offers a Test Item File and PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors