eBook Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0810859238
  • ISBN-13: 9780810859234
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 915 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released April 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004
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Overview

This one-volume dictionary, with more than 800 entries covering the significant events, persons, politics, and economic and social themes in the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, is a research tool for all levels of readers from high school and up. The extensive chronology, introductory essay, dictionary entries, and comprehensive bibliography introduce and lead the reader through the military and non-military actions of one of the most pivotal events in American history.

Substantial coverage is given to the time that followed the Civil War: Reconstruction. This was a period construed in many different ways by the individuals involved, many of whom had little concern for the impact of their acts on others, and even fewer who were interested in the plight of the newly enfranchised blacks, for whom the war had supposedly been fought. While the states were once again "united," many of the postwar efforts divided different segments of the population and failed to achieve their goals.

About the Author:
William L. Richter has researched and written extensively in the areas of the Antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.