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Featuring over 2,500 entries, discover the vibrant and colourful lingo of the American Civil War. In the more than 140 years since the end of the American Civil War, the American language has changed considerably. The meanings of many words and phrases that were in common use at the time have become obscure or lost completely.Drawing on nearly 30 years' research, "Webb Garrison's Civil War Dictionary" provides readers with an invaluable and insightful reference source on the language - including nicknames and slang - of the Civil War period.Featuring more than 2,500 entries, and accompanied by 250 illustrations, this volume will re-connect historians, students, and anyone else, with the vibrant language of the three and a half million soldiers who fought in the American Civil War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581826753
ISBN-10: 1581826753
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Webb Garrison

Webb Garrison Sr. was the former associate dean of Emory University, and the best-selling author of more than 50 books on the American Civil War. Cheryl Garrison, Webb Garrison's daughter, is a writer, researcher, and editor.

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