The Civil War: Exploring History One Week at a Time (The Seven-Day Scholar)

The Civil War: Exploring History One Week at a Time (The Seven-Day Scholar)

Dennis Gaffney, Peter Gaffney

"A chew of historical past an afternoon, all yr long." Flawless storytelling, professional learn, and a complete new means of delivering background in exciting, one-page essays makes The Seven-Day pupil: The Civil War a ebook that anybody drawn to the subject will wish on their bookshelf. This quantity within the Seven-Day pupil sequence brings to existence major moments in our nation's heroic tragedy, the Civil struggle, and coincides with its a hundred and fiftieth anniversary. The e-book is geared up into fifty-two chapters, akin to the weeks in a 12 months; and every week has a theme-what ignited the struggle, Antietam, soldiers' foods and drinks, the 54th Massachusetts, the Gettysburg deal with, Vicksburg, treatment, Lincoln's assassination, why the North received, and lots of extra. each one bankruptcy contains seven comparable narrative entries, one for each day of the week. those one-page entries, which learn like old fiction, convey to existence the most important political judgements, unforgettable humans, key battlefield moments, scholarly debates, and struggles at the domestic entrance. The booklet additionally explores many little-known episodes, answering questions comparable to:

• Why did Jefferson and Varina Davis absorb a mixed-race baby in the course of the conflict
• What have been the reasons of riots in big apple urban and Richmond
• Why was once basic William Sherman demoted for "insanity"
• Why did the Union military flip Robert E. Lee's property right into a cemetery
Entries additionally contain follow-up assets the place curious readers can research extra. Readers can sweep during the booklet from starting to finish, or use it as a reference booklet, periodically dipping out and in of subject matters they wish to discover. this can be the ideal booklet for heritage buffs, and in case you neglected out on studying approximately this attractive interval in American heritage.

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