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 American 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 artefacts. 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, American 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.