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The Civil War

Author: Bruce Catton
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1987, ©1960.
Series: American Heritage library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Civil War vividly traces one of the most moving chapters in American history, from the early division between the North and the South to the final surrender of Confederate troops. Catton's account of battles is carefully interwoven with details about the political activities of the Union and Confederate armies and diplomatic efforts overseas.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Catton
ISBN: 0828103054 9780828103053
OCLC Number: 17433663
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. A house divided --
ch. 2. The opening guns --
ch. 3. The clash of amateur armies --
ch. 4. Real warfare begins --
ch. 5. The navies --
ch. 6. Confederate high-water mark --
ch. 7. A search for allies --
ch. 8. Stalemate, east and west --
ch. 9. The South's last opportunity --
ch. 10. The armies --
ch. 11. Two economies at war --
ch. 12. The destruction of slavery --
ch. 13. The Northern vise tightens --
ch. 14. The politics of war --
ch. 15. Total warfare --
ch. 16. The forlorn hope --
ch. 17. Victory --
ch. 18. End and beginning --
ch. 19. Sound of distant drums --
Chronology of the Civil War --
Index to the chronology --
The leading participants --
Picture credits --
Index --
Maps.
Series Title: American Heritage library.
Responsibility: by Bruce Catton.

Abstract:

The Civil War vividly traces one of the most moving chapters in American history, from the early division between the North and the South to the final surrender of Confederate troops. Catton's account of battles is carefully interwoven with details about the political activities of the Union and Confederate armies and diplomatic efforts overseas.

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