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American Iliad : The Story of the Civil War

American Iliad : The Story of the Civil War - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0072418156

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Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
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American Iliad : The Story of the Civil War - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072418156

Charles P. Roland

ISBN13: 978-0072418156
ISBN10: 007241815X
Cover type:
Edition: 2ND 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This concise but comprehensive history reflects a synthesis of the major writings on the war, as refined and focused through Professor Roland's own research and interpretation. This is the story of the war with the emphasis on the military action, that element which distinguishes war from all other human activities. Accounts of the major political, economic, diplomatic, social, and cultural developments of the epoch are covered; approximately half of the book is devoted to them. But these discussions are woven into the central narrative in a manner designed to show their role in the war effort itself.

New to This Edition :

  • NEW! An opening chapter provides historical background and context for the Civil War.
  • NEW! A brief new final chapter on the Reconstruction era
  • NEW! Increased coverage of the homefront, lives of soldiers, role of African-American soldiers, and women's experiences during the war.
  • NEW! A timeline allows students to see the temporal relationship among important events of the Civil War.
  • More photographs and maps are included than in the previous edition.


Features :

  • Overall, the scope of this edition has been broadened slightly, but without sacrificing the book's primary focus on the military aspects of the war.

Author Bio

Roland, Charles P. : Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Final Compromise
Chapter 2 A Parting of the Ways
Chapter 3 The Resort to Arms
Chapter 4 Mobilization and Early Campaigns
Chapter 5 Emerging Generals and Escalating Combat
Chapter 6 Union Government, Administration, and Emancipation
Chapter 7 Confederate Government and Administration
Chapter 8 The Strategic Balance
Chapter 9 The Turn of the Tide of Battle
Chapter 10 The Contest for European Favor
Chapter 11 Military Success and Political Victory
Chapter 12 The Resurgent North
Chapter 13 The Beleaguered South
Chapter 14 The Union Triumphant
Chapter 15 Reflections on Men and Measures
Chapter 16 Sequel

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