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This absorbing text examines the American Civil War and its aftermath, exploring the crucial themes, and challenging many traditional views about the war that nearly tore this nation in two. Attention is paid to the social aspects of the war and includes a presentation of what was happening on the home front while the war was going on. WhileThis Terrible Warmaintains a clear chronological foundation, it is also concerned with developing the important themes that are necessary for a true understanding of the war and its aftermath.
Table of Contents
|Prologue to Civil War: John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry|
|Commonalities and Conflict: Slavery and the American Republic|
|Political Collapse: 1848-1860|
|Southerners Secede and Amateurs Go to War: December 1860-December 1861|
|Discovering the Scope of the War: 1861-1862|
|Reckoning with Slavery, Reckoning with Freedom|
|Attack and Die: November 1862-January 1863|
|The Other War|
|An Inconclusive Year: 1863|
|A War of Exhaustion: 1864-1865|
|Mixed Messages from the Victors: Northern Politics and Southern Reconstruction: 1863-1868|
|White and Black Reconstruction in the South: 1865-1872|
|Destroying Reconstruction ?|
|Epilogue: Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War Era Selected|
|Bibliography Documents Credits|
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