From the Back Cover
Whether a novice or an expert on the Civil War, readers will find This Terrible War to be a well-designed and fully developed book, and a powerful tool in learning about the Civil War and its foreground and aftermath. The book provides an analysis of the United States in the time leading up to the warthe slavery debate, the differences between North and South, the economic and social climate of the countryand moves into the war itself, presenting stories of both common soldiers and powerful military figures. The authors also trace the impact and eventual abolition of slavery, examining the role of African-Americans during the war. They conclude that the victory of the North resulted from superior resources and manpower, but also examine other contributing factorsproviding a well-rounded, interesting and thorough analysis. The final section of the book describes the aftermath of the war, and the Epilogue examines how Americans have remembered the Civil War in later years. Ideal for anyone interested in the United States Civil War or US military history in general.
About the Author
Michael Fellman is Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among his earlier books are Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War; Citizen Sherman: A Biography of William T. Sherman; and The Making of Robert E. Lee. Daniel E. Sutherland is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas. He is the author or editor of eleven other books about Nineteenth-Century United States history, including Seasons of War: The Ordeal of a Confederate Community, and Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: The Dare Mark Campaign.
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