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eBook American Civil War: Facts and Fictions, 1st Edition

  • James R. Hedtke
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  • ISBN-10: 1440860742
  • ISBN-13: 9781440860744
  • DDC: 973.7
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

The American Civil War deeply divided the nation and was a pivotal point in American history. The acrimony and bitterness of this four-year struggle, coupled with its importance to the fabric of American life, has resulted in the development and perpetuation of many myths about the conflict. This work separates myth from reality. The author examines 10 popular myths about the war, each of which is examined in terms of its origins and how it became ensconced in the American memory. It uses primary sources to explain the evolution of the myths and to inform the reader about what really happened, providing a unique quality to this work. Moreover, the book not only explains the flaws in the myth but encourages the reader to further investigate each of the topics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Historical Facts and Fictions.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
Introduction.
1: The Main Reason the Southern States Seceded from the Union Was States’ Rights.
2: Edmund Ruffin Fired the First Shot at Fort Sumter.
3: Black Regiments Fought in Combat for the Confederate States of America.
4: There Were No Female Combat Soldiers in the Civil War.
5: Lincoln Freed the Slaves.
6: The Gettysburg Address Was Written on a Train.
7: Grant Was a Butcher.
8: Civil War Medicine Was Barbaric.
9: Freed Slaves Were Promised 40 Acres and a Mule.
10: Lincoln’s Assassination Was the Result of a Conspiracy.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Historical Facts and Fictions.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
Introduction.
1: The Main Reason the Southern States Seceded from the Union Was States’ Rights.
2: Edmund Ruffin Fired the First Shot at Fort Sumter.
3: Black Regiments Fought in Combat for the Confederate States of America.
4: There Were No Female Combat Soldiers in the Civil War.
5: Lincoln Freed the Slaves.
6: The Gettysburg Address Was Written on a Train.
7: Grant Was a Butcher.
8: Civil War Medicine Was Barbaric.
9: Freed Slaves Were Promised 40 Acres and a Mule.
10: Lincoln’s Assassination Was the Result of a Conspiracy.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.