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What This Cruel War Was Over Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War

What This Cruel War Was Over Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War

Author: Chandra Manning
ISBN: 9780307277329
publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
publisher Date: 03/11/2008
Price: 16.95
eBookPrice: 14
Schools: University of South Carolina,Virginia Military Institute,Loyola University Maryland,University of Maryland College Park,Wayne State University,Tufts University,Texas A&M University,Indiana University -Purdue University Columbus,Georgia Institute of Techology,Louislana State University,University of New Hampshire,Penn State University,Emory University,Tulane University,Rice University,University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Description: In this unprecedented account, Chandra Manning uses letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers to take the reader inside the minds of Civil War soldiers-black and white, Northern and Southern-as they fought and marched across a divided country. With stunning poise and narrative verve, Manning explores how the Union and Confederate soldiers came to identify slavery as the central issue of the war and what that meant for a tumultuous nation. This is a brilliant and eye-opening debut and an invaluable addition to our understanding of the Civil War as it has never been rendered before.