Ordeal by fire: the Civil War and Reconstruction
Written by a leading Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, this text describes the social, economic, political, and ideological conflicts that led to a unique, tragic, and transitional event in American history. The third edition incorporates recent scholarship and addresses renewed areas of interest in the Civil War/Reconstruction era including the motivations and experiences of common soldiers and the role of women in the war effort.
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Review: Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and ReconstructionUser Review - Mark Bowles - Goodreads
A. Synopsis: This is a synthesis of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Three tenants underlie his argument. (1) The War and Reconstruction are best explained as important stages in America's ... Read full review
Review: Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and ReconstructionUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
Excellent resource for providing to US History students the socioeconomic reasons for the sectionalism leading up to the Civil War. Used several chapters with my class. Read full review