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The most common variants detail the victory and survival of the confederate states. His most recent book, defining duty in the civil war. Eleven southern slave states declared their secession from the u. It is generally known in the south as the war between the states and is also called the war of the rebellion the official union designation, the war of secession, and the war for southern independence. Books about united states history civil war, 18611865. It is a mustread for any serious student of the history of usa. This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total. Although the books do touch upon social and political aspects of the war, they are mostly a military history. Its origin, cause and probable results, considered specially with regard to slavery dunedin, nz.
I question the book on freedom summer that appears on page 4. Learn about civil war battles, generals, political leaders and more. The civil war a narrative by shelby foote, excellent condition, complete 9 volu. What are the best historically accurate books about the. As exhaustive a rendering of the military history of the civil war as any ever attempted, footes 2,968page, 1. Finally, in 1861, the american civil war erupted after the election of president abraham lincoln. Far more books have been written about the civil war than about any other event in american history, and lincolns stack of books towers over that of any other american figure. It is written more like a collection of essays that are not expected to be read in. From beloved classics to eyeopening narratives, we compiled together 10 of the best books to buy on american history. If you want to learn more about american history you have countless books to choose from. The union sixth corps in the shenandoah valley, juneoctober 1864.
Books and journals on the civil war and reconstruction the civil war is a subject on which much has been researched and written. Pages in category history books about the american civil war. Best civil war books nonfiction history of the civil. American civil war new, used and rare books and ephemera at. In fact, according to the library of congress civil war desk reference, over 70,000 books have been published on various aspects of the civil war and more are being published every day.
Best civil war books nonfiction history of the civil war. I understand the thinkingthat the civil rights movement had its roots in slaverybut if we open that door, a lot more can come in and dilute the thread. It was a bloody conflict that tore the country apart before slavery was finally abolished. The american civil war is a popular point of divergence in englishlanguage alternate history fiction. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. They relied on african slaves to farm their main crops of cotton and tobacco.
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Originally published in three individuals volumes in 1958, 1963 and 1974, these books are one of the most comprehensive series on the civil war. Any recommended reading list therefore has to be highly selective and at least somewhat arbitrary. The civil war books that should have been assigned reading. The end of the civil war largely marked the end of americas agrarian age, with more people settling in cities than ever before. Most scholars in the field of us 19thcentury history spend a fiendish amount of time trying to come up with some clever title, while john keegans new study announces itself with deceptive simplicity.
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