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. It contains an extensive selection of writings and illustrations on the American Civil War. It reflects society and culture as well as the politics and key battles of the Civil War. It reproduces and links primary and secondary sources to encourage exploration of the material. It includes editorial introductions and study questions to aid understanding.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 974 g
Dimensions: 251 x 171 x 30 mm
"This anthology of sources for the Civil War era is a well contextualized collection of documents and secondary sources. Highlighted sections ask thought-provoking questions, directing students' attention and challenging them to come to grips with the complexities of this era. This book is an extraordinary contribution to teaching. It is the textbook that teachers dream of finding." Orville Vernon Burton, University of Illinois "The pulling together of all this material into one coherent volume represents a considerable editorial achievement, and one that highlights not just the most recent scholarly approaches to Civil War but also some of the reasons for the subject's perennial fascination for students, academics and the public alike." Journal of American Studies