A House Divided

A House Divided : The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America

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Consolidating one of the most complex and multi-faceted eras in American History, this new edition of Jonathan Wells's A House Divided unifies the broad and varied scholarship on the American Civil War. Amassing a variety of research, this accessible and readable text introduces readers to both the war and the Reconstruction period, and how Americans lived during this time of great upheaval in the country's history. Designed for a variety of subjects and teaching styles, this text not only looks at the Civil War from a historical perspective, but also analyzes its ramifications on the United States and American identities through the present day. This second edition has been updated throughout, incorporating new scholarship from recent studies on the Civil War era, and includes additional photographs and maps (now incorporated throughout the text), updated bibliographies, and a supplementary companion website.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 394 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 884.51g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 50 black & white halftones, 20 black & white line drawings
  • 1138956848
  • 9781138956841

Table of contents

Introduction: War: The Red Animal Chapter One: Slavery and the Long-Term Roots of the Civil War Chapter Two: The Sectional Crisis, 1830-1850 Chapter Three: The 1850s, Secession, and the Start of War Chapter Four: The War Begins Chapter Five: Organizing and Mobilizing War Chapter Six: In the Grip of War Chapter Seven: Turning Points Chapter Eight: War on the Homefront Chapter Nine: The Union Grinds toward Victory Chapter Ten: Union Victory and African American Freedom Chapter Eleven: Reconstruction Begins Chapter Twelve: Collapse of Reconstruction Chapter Thirteen: America in the Late Ninteenth-Centuryshow more

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