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This Terrible War : The Civil War and Its Aftermath, 3rd edition

  • Michael Fellman
  • Lesley J. Gordon
  • Daniel E. Sutherland

Published by Pearson (July 18th 2014) - Copyright © 2015

3rd edition

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Overview

Integrates the political, social, military, and economic forces of the Civil War


Absorbing and accessible, This Terrible War : The Civil War and Its Aftermath deals with the American Civil War in a realistic and unromantic light, discussing the hard experiences of ordinary people and the uncertain decisions of military and political leaders.  The title explores both the years leading up to the Civil War, and the war's aftermath in the North and the South.  The discussion extends to 1896, reframing the period of the Civil War.

 

NOTE: This is the standalone book.

 

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Commonalities and Conflict: Slavery and the American Republic

Chapter 2: Political Collapse: 1848-1860

Chapter 3: Southerners Secede and Amateurs Go to War: December 1860-December 1861

Chapter 4: Discovering the Scope of the War: 1861-1862

Chapter 5: Reckoning with Slavery, Reckoning with Freedom

Chapter 6: Attack and Die: November 1862-January 1863

Chapter 7: The Other War

Chapter 8: An Inconclusive Year: 1863

Chapter 9: A War of Exhaustion: 1864-1865

Chapter 10: Mixed Messages from the Victors: Northern Politics and Southern Reconstruction: 1863-1868

Chapter 11: White and Black Reconstruction in the South: 1865-1872

Chapter 12: Destroying Reconstruction

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