Gale Library of Daily Life - American Civil War, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414430124
  • ISBN-13: 9781414430126
  • DDC: 973.71
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 674 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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History is best absorbed through the words of those who experienced it. This 2-volume set illuminates daily life in both the North and the South during the American Civil War.

Approximately 220 articles, organized thematically for easy browsability, provide a wealth of reference and historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War.

Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind. Photographs, drawings, political cartoons, and maps augment the text, while sidebars further explore people, primary sources, and specific topics. Additional features include a chronology, annotated bibliography, and index. This is the perfect reference complement to the electronic product Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414430094 | ISBN-13: 9781414430096


"Woodworth's coverage is more extensive, and his addition of a chronology makes this an indispensable reference tool for public and academic libraries." --Library Journal, August 2008

— Library Journal

"...this unique resource should be valuable to both beginning and advanced researchers of the Civil War era in academic and large public libraries." --Booklist, September 15, 2008

— Booklist

"This academic text provides a solid reference for students, general readers, historians and researchers." --Book News, November 2008