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The American Civil War

"The Civil War is the central event in American history. More than any other event, the war defined the American people and nation."
Print Book, English, 2004
Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., 2004
xx, 185 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
9780313316388, 0313316384
Series Foreword by Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Freyix
Chronology of Eventsxvii
Chapter 1 Overview of the War1(30)
Chapter 2 The Myth of Southern Martial Supremacy31(14)
Chapter 3 The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln45(14)
Chapter 4 Could the South Have Won the Civil War?59(14)
Chapter 5 Anatomy of Defeat: Why Lee Lost the Battle of Gettysburg73(16)
Chapter 6 Consequences of Civil War: A Contemporary Perspective89(12)
Biographies: The Personalities Behind the War101(26)
Primary Documents of the War127(36)
Glossary of Selected Terms163(4)
Selected Annotated Bibliography167(10)
Index177 Klappentext