20 Good Reasons to Study the Civil War (Paperback)
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20 Good Reasons to Study the Civil War (Paperback)

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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 30/04/2004
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The Civil War was a unique watershed, not only in American history but world history. Since the last gun was fired before Appomattox, it has fascinated and mesmerized us, as vivid in our imaginations as it was real in the lives of those who fought it. There are many compelling reasons to study that epochal event in our past. Not only is it absolutely unique in history, not only a watershed that defined us as a nation, but it was a war of important firsts, a war to save the democratic form of government and the freedoms that we now enjoy. It ended slavery in our country and pioneered new ways of waging war on land and on the water. It catapulted us into a new industrial and technological world and destroyed and made fortunes. Its politics were fascinating and crucial. It gave birth to a new journalism and an impressive body of literature and tested our faith as nothing ever has. This book, written by a noted Civil War historian, expands on twenty important reasons why the Civil War should continue to be a central study for us all.

Publisher: McWhiney Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781893114463
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


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"John Waugh is a great writer. His new book- "20 Good Reasons to Study the Civil War"- is a masterpiece." Grady McWhiney


"Another good reason for studying the Civil War is its stimulation of books like John Waugh's. His easy style invokes the pathos, courage, the very spirit of the war itself. Readers from professionals to buffs to raw recruits will in joy what's in here." -Frank E. Vandiver


"Here at last is a real topic to those who keep asking why we should learn about the Civil War today. Its twenty simple reasons with examples could well be adapted for classroom use, and to good effect. Indeed, it should be required reading for teachers desperate to find means to make history come alive. John Waugh has written several distinguished works of history, but this modest little guide may be the most important of all" -William C. Davis


"Here at last is a real topic to those who keep asking why we should learn about the Civil War today. Its twenty simple reasons with examples could well be adapted for classroom use, and to good effect. Indeed, it should be required reading for teachers desperate to find means to make history come alive. John Waugh has written several distinguished works of history, but this modest little guide may be the most important of all" -William C. Davis


"John Waugh is a great writer. His new book- 20 Good Reasons to Study the Civil War- is a masterpiece." Grady McWhiney


"Another good reason for studying the Civil War is its stimulation of books like John Waugh's. His easy style invokes the pathos, courage, the very spirit of the war itself. Readers from professionals to buffs to raw recruits will in joy what's in here." -Frank E. Vandiver

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