The story of America’s bloodiest conflict is still as meaningful today as it was in 1865.
This comprehensive, visually arresting guide covers the history, causes, and consequences of the Civil War. It provides eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, key profiles of military leaders, and clear timelines that give an overview of how the events developed.
This lavish volume is illustrated throughout with photography and paintings and includes detailed galleries showcasing weapons, equipment, and other artifacts. This expanded edition also comes with informative and photographic features on memorial sites associated with the Civil War.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institute, The Civil War: A Visual History is an invaluable resource for schools and libraries, as well as a perfect companion for anyone interested in military and social history.
Packed with information on key locations, the treatment of wounded soldiers, and slavery, this is a rich, detailed account of one of the most controversial conflicts of our time.
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Help your kids understand the history of America, from the cultures of the first Native Americans right up to the events of the present day, this visual encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for kids learning about the history of America.
The history of the war, written in chronological chapters, introduced by a overview of the military and political issues. Includes the major engagements and discusses the war’s complicated far-flung theaters and the strategies of the two sides.
Maps don’t just show us where to go, but where we’ve been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. From the dawn of humanity in Africa to the Gulf Wars, with many millennia in between.
The background of key events that shaped American history, such as the Battle of Yorktown and what started the American Revolution.
The reactions of ordinary civilians to the momentous events they witnessed, the effects of the Northern blockade and the fate of prisoners.
Maps exploring the Mongol Conquests, the scientifc revolution, The American Civil War and industrialised Europe.
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