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Title:
War, terrible war
Other title(s):
1860-1865
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ISBN:
9780195127614

9780195127621

9780329178772
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
bk. 6.
General Note:
Colored maps on endpapers.
Contents:
Preface I : dinner at Brown's Hotel -- Preface II : a divided nation -- Americans fighting Americans -- The war begins -- Harriet and Uncle Tom -- Harriet, also known as Moses -- Abraham Lincoln -- New Salem -- Mr. President Lincoln -- President Jefferson Davis -- Slavery -- John brown's body -- Lincoln's problems -- The Union generals -- The Confederate generals -- President Davis's problems -- Choosing sides -- The soldiers -- Willie and tad -- General McClellan's campaign -- War at sea -- Emancipation means freedom -- Determined soldiers -- Marching soldiers -- Awesome fighting -- Lee the fox -- Speeches at Gettysburg -- More battles-will it ever end? -- The second inaugural -- Closing in on the end -- Mr. McLean's parlor -- A play at ford's theatre -- After words.
Summary:
Describes the American Civil War, focusing on its causes, events, and consequences.
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J 973.7 Hakim 1999
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+ 973 H12
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Summary

Some people called it a Civil War, but there was nothing civil about it. Others said it was the War between the States, which was descriptive, though mild-sounding. But when Abraham Lincoln said it was a war to give the nation "a new birth of freedom," he spoke its purpose.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. First published between 1993 and 1995, this series has been reissued with the addition of an eleventh volume containing more than 90 historical documents with commentary, and an index to the entire series (unfortunately, not available for review). The text and the layout are generally the same for the first 10 volumes, but the books have been improved by the addition of glossy paper and color illustrations. Most of the volumes include some new sidebars, feature articles, and/or illustrations, but these changes seem minor compared to the new look of the books. Reproductions of paintings, which looked drab in shades of gray, now brighten the pages, and even black-and-white photos and engravings show up better on the high-grade paper. Check the Series Roundup for individual volumes in this inviting American history series that has proved useful in the circulating collection as well as on the reference shelf. Also available as a set, in both hardcover (0-19-512773, $219.45) and paper (0-19-512774-9, $153.45). --Carolyn Phelan