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The Civil War Era 1851-1865 (Discovering U.S. History)


"Discovering U.S. History" spans the complex and varied history of the United States from prehistoric times to the present day. Each title brings to life the people and events that have shaped the nation through a clear and entertaining narrative, interesting boxed insets, and lively full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Students will find these books valuable for reports, prime supplements to textbooks, or simply interesting reading.



Introduction: North Versus South 7
Map: Civil War America 1861–1865 14
1 A Challenge to Slavery 17
2 Slavery and Politics 31
3 From Fort Sumter to Bull Run 48
4 The War in the West, 1861–1862 63
5 The Summer of War, 1862 76
6 From Fredericksburg to Gettysburg 93
7 Grant and Lee’s War 111
Chronology and Timeline 126
Glossary 132
Bibliography 136
Further Resources 138
Picture Credits 140
Index 141
About the Author and Consultant 144

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