The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research

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Steven E. Woodworth
Greenwood Press, 1996 - Всего страниц: 754

The single most important volume for anyone interested in the Civil War to own and consult. (From the foreword by James M. McPherson) The first guide to Civil War literature to appear in nearly 30 years, this book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and informative survey and analysis of the vast body of Civil War literature. More than 40 essays, each by a specialist in a particular subfield of Civil War history, offer unmatched thoroughness and discerning assessments of each work's value. The essays cover every aspect of the war from strategy, tactics, and battles to logistics, intelligence, supply, and prisoner-of-war camps, from generals and admirals to the men in the ranks, from the Atlantic to the Far West, from fighting fronts to the home front. Some sections cover civilian leaders, the economy, and foreign policy, while others deal with the causes of war and aspects of Reconstruction, including the African-American experience during and after the war.

Breadth of topics is matched by breadth of genres covered. Essays discuss surveys of the war, general reference works, published and unpublished papers, diaries and letters, as well as the vast body of monographic literature, including books, dissertations, and articles. Genealogical sources, historical fiction, and video and audio recordings also receive attention. Students of the American Civil War will find this work an indispensable gateway and guide to the enormous body of information on America's pivotal experience.

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A new two-volume, 600 page set, titled - Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War - has just been published and it is a vital addition for the serious student of the American Civil War. The Gale ... Читать весь отзыв

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Edited by Civil War historian and prolific author Woodworth, this set measures the horrific toll of the Civil War on military and civilian life. Included among the numerous contributors are academics ... Читать весь отзыв


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STEVEN E. WOODWORTH is Associate Professor of History at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia.

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