300+ contributors, including some of the leading Civil War scholars at work today. 500+ illustrations, including contemporary photographs, lithographs, and drawings. 75 maps created specially for this encyclopedia. 250+ primary source documents that provide "you-are-there" immediacy: the Dred Scott decision, Lee's Farewell Address-speeches, legislation, military and civilian correspondence, editorials, and eyewitness reports. Chronology of major political, diplomatic, and military events.Glossary that defines military terms and explains usages peculiar to the period. In-depth coverage of the often-overlooked roles of African Americans, immigrants, and women, in battle and on the home front. Comprehensive treatment of subjects usually covered only in specialized monographs, from social conditions and public reactions to the war to press coverage and elections. Full accounts of the major battles, complete with detailed dispositions of forces, commanders, and orders of battle-as well as smaller engagements and their role in the larger military context. Coverage of subjects related to or affected by the war: slavery, states' rights, secession, emancipation, Reconstruction, the involvement of foreign powers, literature, photography, art, conscription, conscientious objection, the role of immigrants. Biographies of military, political, diplomatic, and cultural figures, among them Horace Greeley, "Bloody Bill" Anderson, Fitzhugh Lee, George E. Pickett, Herman Melville, Eppa Hunton, Petroleum V. Lists of the officers of the Union and Confederate armies and the members of the two governments. Special battlefield section for sites in sixteen states, with location maps and visitor information.
Exhaustive subject index and cross-referencing. Heidler, PhD, is an independent scholar. Heidler is professor of American history at the U. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Encyclopedia of the American Civil War is outstanding, and every serious Civil War historian will want access to it.
Historians of the Civil War era owe a debt of gratitude to everyone connected with this ambitiously conceived, wonderfully realized, new resource. The Journal of Military History. An outstanding and comprehensive work which renders all similar works redundant. No other reference work compares with the range of this enterprise in canvassing the war.
Every academic and major public library will need these volumes. Encyclopedia of the American Civil War is the most comprehensive reference work written about its topic, providing both the novice and the expert an opportunity to expand their knowledge of this vital aspect of U. Recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries. Highly recommended for undergraduates, and useful for graduate students and researchers/faculty.
The entries reflect recent advances in scholarship and interpretation, and the editorial perspective throughout is evenhanded. The five volume set demonstrates how valuable reference tools of this kind can be.
Despite a tremendous popular interest in the Civil War, scholars have lacked a major reference work that dealt with all aspects of the tragic era until now. The most comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia available on the Civil War. This outstanding contribution to reference publishing will be in demand in a wide variety of libraries. History buffs as well as those who simply need facts on the Civil War era will be delighted with this outstanding reference work.
An excellent addition for the collection supporting a strong history curriculum. An altogether excellent resource for research or general browsing interest. This impressive new encyclopedia should become a standard source for students, specialists, and others in the general pubic who either specialize in or are simply fascinated by the American Civil War. As a Civil War historian, this reviewer is both impressed and pleased with this new work. This is an important work that is highly recommended for any and all libraries and individuals with an interest in the American Civil War.
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