Turning Points—Actual and Alternate Histories: A House Divided During the Civil War Era
Rodney P. Carlisle, J. Geoffrey Golson
ABC-CLIO, Feb 14, 2007 - History - 254 pages
In colorful, readable prose, this volume provides a full history of the Civil WarÑincluding John Brown's raid; the story of the Confederate States of America; the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg; Sherman's March to the Sea; the Emancipation Proclamation; the Thirteenth Amendment; LincolnÕs assassination; Reconstruction; and Andrew JohnsonÕs impeachment.||But more importantly, it offers a range of essays on how events could have turned out differentlyÑmilitarily, politically, and culturally. It challenges students and general readers alike to remember that the course of history is not preordained. Instead, history is Òmade Ó in critical moments of decision by those who choose one course of action over another. Their choicesÑand the outcomes of those choicesÑcould easily have been different.
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