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Life in Civil War America

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From soldiers and statesmen to farmers and firing lines, this book offers an in-depth exploration of this era. It illuminates the details of Northern and Southern economy, town and country living, food, entertainment, clothing, weapons and more.
Paperback, 319 pages
Published February 27th 2011 by Family Tree Books (first published January 31st 2011)
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Karen Klink
I happened to see this book on sale and am I glad I did. Fascinating stuff in here I haven't found in all the novels and nonfiction Civil War books I have read over the years. Lots of photos, too, including pictures of currency, advertisements, newspapers, posters, drawings and maps.

Full of interesting little tidbits. In 1863 rent for a furnished house was $80 a month. "Irish hoist" meant a "kick in the pants." Cotton cost more than linen. Doctors of the time recognized tobacco as a health threa
This is more of a reference book as opposed to something that you would want to read cover-to-cover. However, it contains a lot of interesting facts, and would be great for use in a classroom setting.
Skimmed through the parts that caught my interest. It's not a book you have to read cover-to-cover. Interesting details, some of which I shared with my family. We didn't realize the Civil War went by so many names. We had heard it called the "War of Northern Aggression" before but apparantly it was also called the "War to Suppress Yankee Arrogance", lol.
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