The American Civil War: A Handbook Of Literature And Research

Hardcover | December 1, 1996

EditorSteven E. Woodworth, Robin Higham

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"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 Essays discuss surveys of the war, general reference works, published and unpublished papers, diaries and letters, as well as the vast body of monographic literature, including books, dissertations, and articles.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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"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. ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 9.52 × 6.36 × 1.58 inPublished:December 1, 1996Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313290199

ISBN - 13:9780313290190

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?[This work] is essential for Civil War specialists and highly recommended even for enthusiasts only slightly past the neophyte stage.... [It] is so readable and so impressively informative that [it] could be enjoyed in and of [itself], as well as used from time to time as [a] reference tool--as [it] no doubt will be by all serious scholars.... Woodworth's work...is simply a treasure-trove of Civil War knowledge, going well beyond the boundaries of books.... It is hard to say enough about how important and useful [this book is] and how important it is that all Civil War enthusiasts should know about [it]. I guarantee they'll treasure [it].?? Civil War Times