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The Civil War: A History in Documents

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The Civil War was not only a stunning event in military history; it defined the American people by forcing them to grapple with the founding principles of the nation. Rachel Seidman brings together an array of primary sources from the antebellum period, the war, and Reconstruction to provide a well-rounded account of this pivotal era. Political debates and military ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Timons Esaias
May 30, 2015 Timons Esaias rated it liked it
I used this, along with _Battle Cry of Freedom_ and the _National Geographic Atlas of the Civil War_, as textbooks for a college course in the Civil War. I much prefer primary texts and illustrations, and that is the core of this book (and it seem designed to be a companion to BCoF). It contains several of the "essential texts" of the period, including the key part of Taney's decision on Dred Scott, a bit of text from Lincoln-Douglas, text from the Black Codes and so on. Likewise some of the ...more
Anthony Fisher
Nov 03, 2011 Anthony Fisher rated it it was ok
1 I liked this book,because it had some history in this book and its always good to know a little history.

2 And something that also like this story is because i think this book is well written,and some people look as that is a good thing about some people.

3 Many 19th-century Americas, both Northern and Southern, felt it was their country,

4 On Sepmber 13,1856,proslavery Missourians met in St Louis Two later the new governor of the Kansas Territory, John W Geary, used fedral troops to break up an
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Christine
Informational Book Bibliography: Civil War- This looks like a remarkable book that actually contains pieces of letters, journals, speeches, etc, from those involved in the Civil war. Most of the accounts are from wives, slaves, farmers, and foot soldiers. This is an account of the war from their perspective.
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