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Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's "The American Civil War "is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning Confederate fortunes, to Lincoln's assassination and the advent of Reconstruction, "The" "American Civil War "covers the entire sectional conflict and at every juncture emphasizes the decisions and circumstances, large and small, that determined the course of events.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780809016402
ISBN-10: 0809016400
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 137mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Assistant Professor of History Christopher J Olsen

Christopher J. Olsen is an assistant professor of history at Indiana State University and the author of "Political Culture" "and Secession in Mississippi: Masculinity, Honor, " "and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830 1860.""