America at War: The American Civil War and Reconstruction: People, Politics, and Power, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300457
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300457
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The American Civil War hit close to home as it pitted brother against brother, Americans fighting one another to defend their differing beliefs. Years of war were followed by a subsequent period of Reconstruction, wherein the nation tried to piece itself back together in an uneasy political climate—a trying time in American history. This book focuses on the underlying causes, important battles, remembered personages, and lasting outcomes of the Civil War through detailed information and supporting photos.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Prelude to War.
2: Sectionalism and Slavery.
3: A Decade of Political Crises.
4: Popular Sovereignty.
5: Polarization Over Slavery.
6: The Peculiar Institution.
7: Origins of Slavery in the United States.
8: The Law and Nature of American Slavery.
9: Slave Protest.
10: Abolitionism and Abolitionists.
11: Abolitionism.
12: Abolitionists.
13: Secession and the Politics of the Civil War.
14: A House Dividing.
15: The Confederate States of America.
16: The Coming of the War.
17: The Political Course of the War.
18: The War: The Big Picture.
19: The Military Background of the War.
20: The Land War.
21: The Naval War.
22: The Cost and Significance of the Civil War.
23: The War: Battles Up Close.
24: Siege of Fort Sumter.
25: First Battle of Bull Run.
26: Battle of Wilson’s Creek.
27: Battle of Fort Henry.
28: Battle of Fort Donelson.
29: Battle of Pea Ridge.
30: Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack.
31: Shenandoah Valley Campaigns.
32: Mississippi Valley Campaign.
33: Peninsular Campaign.
34: Battle of Shiloh.
35: Battle of New Orleans.
36: Battle of Seven Pines.
37: Seven Days’ Battles.
38: First Battle of Cold Harbor.
39: Second Battle of Bull Run.
40: Battle of Antietam.
41: Battle of Corinth.
42: Battle of Perryville.
43: Battle of Fredericksburg.
44: Vicksburg Campaign.
45: Battle of Stones River.
46: Battle of Chancellorsville.
47: Battle of Big Black River.
48: Battle of Gettysburg.
49: Battle of Chickamauga Creek.
50: Battle of Chattanooga.
51: Red River Campaign.
52: Fort Pillow Massacre.
53: Battle of the Wilderness.
54: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
55: Atlanta Campaign.
56: Second Battle of Cold Harbor.
57: Petersburg Campaign.
58: Battle of Mobile Bay.
59: Battle of Nashville.
60: Last Battles of the Petersburg Campaign.
61: Surrender at Appomattox Court House.
62: Military Leaders.
63: The Union.
64: The Confederacy.
65: Non-Military Leaders.
66: The Union.
67: The Confederacy.
68: The Aftermath.
69: The Era of Reconstruction.
70: Key Players in the Reconstruction.
71: The South During Reconstruction.
72: Reconstruction in Retrospect.