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One hundred and fifty years after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter, the Civil War still captures the American imagination, and its reverberations can still be felt throughout America's social and political landscape.

Louis P. Masur's The Civil War: A Concise History offers a masterful and eminently readable overview of the war's multiple causes and catastrophic effects. Masur begins by examining the complex origins of the war, focusing on the pulsating tensions over states rights and slavery. The book then proceeds to cover, year by year, the major political, social, and military events, highlighting two important themes: how the war shifted from a limited conflict to restore the Union to an all-out war that would fundamentally transform Southern society, and the process by which the war ultimately became a battle to abolish slavery. Masur explains how the war turned what had been a loose collection of fiercely independent states into a nation, remaking its political, cultural, and social institutions. But he also focuses on the soldiers themselves, both Union and Confederate, whose stories constitute nothing less than America's Iliad. In the final chapter Masur considers the aftermath of the South's surrender at Appomattox and the clash over the policies of reconstruction that continued to divide President and Congress, conservatives and radicals, Southerners and Northerners for years to come.

In 1873, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley wrote that the war had "wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." From the vantage of the war's sesquicentennial, this concise history of the entire Civil War era offers an invaluable introduction to the dramatic events whose effects are still felt today.

About the Author

Louis P. Masur is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in American Institutions and Values at Trinity College and former editor of Reviews in American History. His books include 1831: Year of Eclipse, Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision, The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph that Shocked America, and "the real war will never get in the books": Selections from Writers during the Civil War (OUP, 1993). He lives in Highland Park, NJ and Hartford, CT.

Table of Contents

Preface

Ch 1: Before the War

Ch 2: 1861

Ch 3: 1862

Ch 4: 1863

Ch 5: 1864

Ch6: 1865 and After the War

Epilogue

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199740482
Author:
Masur, Louis P.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Louis P.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
History, American | Civil War
Subject:
Reconstruction
Subject:
History, American | Civil War & Reconstruction
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 halftones
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
5.7 x 8.4 x 0.8 in 0.65 lb

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