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The American Civil War : a hands-on history

Author: Christopher J Olsen
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Olsen
ISBN: 9780809016402 0809016400
OCLC Number: 148677358
Description: xvi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Political sectionalism before 1850 --
Abolitionists, fugitive slaves, and the northern view of the south --
The proslavery arguments and sectional conflict --
The 1850s : free soil and the creation of a Republican majority --
The election of 1860, secession, and the Confederate States of America --
Fort Sumter and the beginning of the war --
Organization, strategy, and the first battle of Bull Run --
War on land and at sea in 1862 --
Families at war in 1861-1862 --
Military strategy and the war of 1812 : runaway slaves, the battle of Antietam, and the Emancipation Proclamation --
Union families, the peace movement, and northern politics in 1863 --
The war in 1863 : Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga --
European diplomacy, the Union blockade, and Confederate families at war in 1863 --
The war and Union politics in 1864 : Sherman, Grant, and Lincoln --
Confederate families at war in 1864-1865 --
1865 : Emancipation, surrender, and assassination --
From presidential to congressional reconstruction : 1865 and 1866 --
From congressional reconstruction to redemption : 1867-1877 --
African Americans and the transition to freedom.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Olsen.

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