The Civil War For Dummies

The Civil War For Dummies

Keith D. Dickson


The Civil struggle used to be America's trial by way of fireplace; its battles solid the country we all know at the present time. we are nonetheless interested by it -- the nationwide reckoning with slavery, the mythical generals and leaders, the epic and bloody clashes of armies, the impression at the day-by-day lives of standard humans. We stopover at its battlefields -- more often than not idyllic patches of nation-state close to small cities and creeks -- the place extra american citizens died in wrestle than in all different wars mixed, with the exception of global warfare . And we inform its tales -- of final fees, brother scuffling with brother, imprisonment and emancipation, and tragedy and rebirth. it's our country's epic; the tale of the way we turned who we're, and what cost we paid. The Civil struggle For Dummies is the entire advent to this seminal clash. Eschewing tedious ancient considering and army micro--analysis, this enjoyable and information--rich advisor supplies a correct evaluation of the development, from the war's motives in the course of the struggling with to the aftermath. inside of you will discover: 1850--1860: what resulted in conflict * First Bull Run: illusions misplaced * Antietam: the bloodiest day * The Emancipation Proclamation * Heroes and goats of every significant conflict * Jackson's Valley crusade * Sherman's March to the ocean * hand over at Appomattox * and masses extra choked with sidebars and illustrations, The Civil struggle For Dummies brings heritage to lifestyles with personalities, factoids, conflict reviews, strategic maps, and "what ifs." as well as the army and political background, you will additionally learn about: * The African American adventure within the struggle * ladies and the Civil conflict * local american citizens and the warfare * The lifetime of the typical soldier * Banking and finance structures and the conflict "Firsts" that make the Civil warfare history's first glossy battle * Civil battle nutrition * Civil struggle tourism: the simplest battlefields to go to, and the way to get the main from your journey Written in an available sort so that you can commence studying at any element within the tale, The Civil struggle For Dummies makes a very good cornerstone for studying approximately this violent and compelling bankruptcy of yank historical past.

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