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Encyclopedia of the American Civil War : a political, social, and military history

Author: David Stephen Heidler; Jeanne T Heidler; David J Coles
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2000.
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"With illustrations, maps, and primary source documents, the volume offers more than 1,600 entries that chart the war's strategic aims, analyze diplomatic and political maneuvering, describe key military actions, sketch important participants, assess developments in military science, and discuss the social and financial impact of the conflict. The editors maintain a balanced coverage of the Confederate and Union  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stephen Heidler; Jeanne T Heidler; David J Coles
ISBN: 039304758X 9780393047585
OCLC Number: 49681605
Notes: Combines into one v. original 5 v. work published by ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif. in 2000.
Description: xli, 2733 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Encyclopedia of the American Civil War --
Documents --
Appendices. Confederate States of America : general officers ; Confederate States of America : government (1861-1865) ; United States of America : general officers ; United States of America : government (1857-1865) ; Civil War battlefield sites and location maps --
Chronology of the American Civil War.
Responsibility: David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, editors ; foreword by James W. McPherson ; David J. Coles, associate editor ; Gary W. Gallagher, James M. McPherson, Mark E. Neely, Jr., editorial board ; cartography by Donald Frazier, Richard J. Thompson, Jr.

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"With illustrations, maps, and primary source documents, the volume offers more than 1,600 entries that chart the war's strategic aims, analyze diplomatic and political maneuvering, describe key military actions, sketch important participants, assess developments in military science, and discuss the social and financial impact of the conflict. The editors maintain a balanced coverage of the Confederate and Union sides, ensuring that this encyclopedia is the ultimate guide to the war for aficionados of both the North and the South. Written by the leading Civil War scholars at work today, the essays are both authoritative and easily accessible to anyone with a passion for American history." "Over 1,600 signed entries, each with references to further reading; more than 300 contributors, including today's premier Civil War scholars; 500 illustrations, including contemporary lithographs, photographs, and drawings; 75 maps created especially for this encyclopedia; over 250 primary source documents, including the Dred Scott decision and Robert E. Lee's farewell address; a chronology of major political, military, and diplomatic events; a glossary that defines military terms and explains usages peculiar to the period; a special battlefield section for sites in sixteen states, with location maps; and exhaustive subject index and cross-referencing."--Jacket.

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