This fresh portrayal of the American Civil War offers stimulating accounts from varying perspectives that beginners and experts alike will find informative. Highly recommended” James M McPherson PhD, Professor Emeritus of American History at Princeton University.
150 years on from the battle of Gettysburg, The American Civil War Story, from the makers of BBC History Magazine, tells the complete story of this landmark conflict. The world’s leading American Civil War experts contribute enlightening chapters on subjects such as:
• Why people fought
• Abraham Lincoln: man on a mission
• The sack of the South
• The battle of Gettysburg
• The price of freedom
• The reconstruction of America
• The legacy of the war
• Why the South lost
• The Civil War Trail
As well as looking at the involvement and influence of women, slaves, foreigners, new technologies, naval power and religion.
Illustrated with the best surviving contemporary photographs