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Published: 31 May 2012

592 Pages | 20 b/w halftones, 8 maps


ISBN: 9780199843282

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A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Allen C. Guelzo

  • Presents the Civil War in a 360º-view - not just the battles and leaders, but the full context of women, diplomats, slaves, blockade-runners, theologians, poets, bureaucrats, rioters and refugees
  • Ties the Civil War securely to Reconstruction and the image of the Civil War in American memory
  • Based on the most up-to-date research and publications in every significant field of Civil War research
  • Places the Civil War, including its battles, in a global context for the 1860s, especially the context of European warcraft