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Fateful lightning : a new history of the Civil War & Reconstruction

Author: Allen C Guelzo
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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A comprehensive look at the Civil War and how it shaped American history and culture; includes coverage of major figures and the war's effect on politics, religion, gender, race, diplomacy, and technology.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen C Guelzo
ISBN: 9780199843282 0199843287
OCLC Number: 757133879
Notes: "First edition ... was originally published as The crisis of the American Republic : a history of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era, St. Martin's Press, 1994"--Title page verso.
Description: 576 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A nation announcing itself --
The game of balances --
Year of meteors --
To war upon slavery: the east and emancipation, 1861-1862 --
Elusive victories: east and west, 1862-1863 --
The soldier's tale --
The manufacture of war --
The year that trembled: east and west, 1863 --
World turned upside down --
Stalemate and triumph --
A dim shore ahead.
Other Titles: New history of the Civil War and Reconstruction
Responsibility: Allen C. Guelzo.
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