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Encyclopedia of the American Civile War; A Political, Social, and Military History

Heidler, David S.; Heidler, Jeanne T. (editors)

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ISBN 10: 039304758X / ISBN 13: 9780393047585
Published by W. W. Norton, New York, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Bound in publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Ink notation "First Edition" and date by previous owner on ffep. Light shelfwear to extremities of dust jacket including two, quarter inch closed tears to head and heel. 1,600 entries, 500 illustrations. 75 maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Bookseller Inventory # 9017407

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Title: Encyclopedia of the American Civile War; A ...

Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

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"Superb―an outstanding and comprehensive work which renders all similar works redundant."―North & South

The definitive reference work on the Civil War, this thorough and wide-ranging volume, rich with over 500 illustrations, 75 maps, and 250 primary source documents, offers more than 1,600 entries that chart the war's strategic aims, analyze diplomatic and political maneuvering, describe key military actions, sketch important participants, assess developments in military science, and discuss the social and financial impact of the conflict. Written by today's leading Civil War scholars, the essays are authoritative and easily accessible to anyone with a passion for American history. Over 500 illustrations, 75 maps, and 250 primary source documents

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The bloodiest armed conflict ever fought on our soil, the Civil War had profound consequences for American society. It left a scar on the nation's psyche that has not yet completely healed. Politics, race relations, religion, literature, popular culture—no aspect of America has been unaffected by the Civil War.

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