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American Civil War : the essential reference guide

Author: James R Arnold; Roberta Wiener
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This guide offers an accessible, single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation. Enhanced by historical illustrations and documents, this guide promotes a nuanced understanding of the events, personalities, and issues related to the war and its aftermath. In addition to an A-Z encyclopedia of major leaders, events, and issues, this work includes a comprehensive overview essay on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Arnold; Roberta Wiener
ISBN: 9781598849059 1598849050 9781598849066 1598849069
OCLC Number: 701807922
Description: xxii, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Abolitionism --
African Americans, Confederate Army --
African Americans, Union Army --
Antebellum decade, 1850-1860 --
Antietam, Battle of (September 17, 1862) --
Appomattox Court House and Surrender --
Artillery --
Atlanta Campaign --
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (1818-1893) --
Blockade of the Confederacy --
Border states --
Bragg, Braxton (1817-1876) --
Buell, Don Carlos (1818-1898) --
Bull Run (Manassas), First Battle of (July 21, 1861) --
Bull Run (Manassas), Second Battle of (August 29-30, 1862) --
Burnside, Ambrose Everett (1824-1881) --
Cavalry organization and tactics --
Champion Hill, Battle of --
Chancellorsville, Battle of --
Chattanooga, Battle of --
Chickamauga, Battle of --
Civil liberties, Confederate --
Civil liberties, Union --
Congress, Confederate --
Congress, Union --
Conscription, Confederate --
Conscription, Union --
Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) --
Desertion --
Early, Jubal (1816-1894) --
Espionage --
Farragut, David Glasgow (1801-1870) --
Foreign involvement --
Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821-1870) --
For Henry and Fort Donelson, battles of --
Fort Sumter, Battle of --
Gettysburg Champaign (June-July 1863) --
Grant, Ulysses S. (1822-1885) --
Guerrilla warfare.
Responsibility: James R. Arnold and Roberta Wiener, editors.

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This essential reference work helps promote a thorough understanding of the conflict that divided the nation and proved more costly in terms of human suffering than any in American history.  Read more...

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