The Civil War Era: An Anthology of Sources

The Civil War Era: An Anthology of Sources

Editor(s): Lyde Cullen Sizer, Jim Cullen

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405106900

Online ISBN: 9780470759134

DOI: 10.1002/9780470759134

About this Book

There is an extraordinary range of material in this anthology, from Lincoln's Gettysburg address to a contemporary account of a visit from the Ku Klux Klan. The primary sources reproduced are both visual and written, and the secondary materials present a remarkable breadth and quality of relevant scholarship.

  • Contains an extensive selection of writings and illustrations on the American Civil War
  • Reflects society and culture as well as the politics and key battles of the Civil War
  • Reproduces and links primary and secondary sources to encourage exploration of the material
  • Includes editorial introductions and study questions to aid understanding

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Impending Crisis

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  2. Part II: Justifying the War

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  3. Part III: The Battle Front

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  4. Part IV: The Home Front

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  5. Part V: Wartime Economies

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  6. Part VI: Slavery During Wartime

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  7. Part VII: Emancipation

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  8. Part VIII: Resistance

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  9. Part IX: War on the Frontier

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  10. Part X: Wartime Politics

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  11. Part XI: Gender Battles

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  12. Part XII: The Written War

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  13. Part XIII: Victory and Defeat

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  14. Part XIV: Reconstruction

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  15. Part XV: Memory

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