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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ORDEAL BY FIRE: The Civil War And ReconstructionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Princeton historian McPherson has produced what is unapologetically—in heft, in physical design, in the use of myriad headings and subheadings—a high-class undergraduate textbook. It does not so ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeaconBernie - LibraryThing
A very detailed account of the events leading to the Civil War, the War itself and Reconstruction. The author has tried to present an even-handed approach, and has, for the most part succeeded. Still ... Read full review