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Seven Myths of the Civil War

Seven Myths of the Civil War

Edited, with an Introduction, by Wesley Moody; Series Editors: Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt

Forthcoming - September 2017
Series: Myths of History

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth 978-1-62466-637-7
$54.00
Paper 978-1-62466-636-0
$19.00
Examination 978-1-62466-636-0
$3.00

Quick Overview

Series: Myths of History


Forthcoming - available for pre-order, pre-orders will ship when the book is released in September 2017


"Readers of this book who thought they knew a lot about the U.S. Civil War will discover that much of that they 'knew' is wrong. For readers whose previous knowledge was sketchy but the desire to learn is strong, the separation of myth from reality is an important step toward mastering the subject. The essays will generate lively discovery and new insights." —James M. McPherson, Emeritus, Princeton University
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Forthcoming - available for pre-order, pre-orders will ship when the book is released in September 2017.

"Readers of this book who thought they knew a lot about the U.S. Civil War will discover that much of that they 'knew' is wrong. For readers whose previous knowledge was sketchy but the desire to learn is strong, the separation of myth from reality is an important step toward mastering the subject. The essays will generate lively discovery and new insights."
     —James M. McPherson, Emeritus, Princeton University


Table of Contents:

Series Editors' Foreword

Editor's Preface

Introduction

  • Confederate States' Rights: A Contradiction in Terms
  • Was Abraham Lincoln a Racist?
  • African Americans in Confederate Military Service: Myth and Reality
  • The Myth of the "Great" Conventional Battlefield War
  • Civil War Prisons: The Legacy of Responsibility
  • The Lost Causers' Favorite Target: Grant the Butcher
  • Marching through Georgia: The Myth of Sherman's Total War

Epilogue

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