By William L. Barney
The Civil struggle used to be the main devastating occasion in U.S. heritage, during which over part 1000000 american citizens paid for his or her ideals with their lives. The heroic battles, harrowing marches, and armed forces genius of generals on each side nonetheless encourage books, videos, and the imaginations of Civil warfare buffs. much less noticeable are the commercial, political, social, and cultural repercussions of the battle, which proceed to persuade American lifestyles. Reconstruction and the tip of slavery introduced deep-seated difficulties to the reunited kingdom. This single-volume encyclopedia comprises 245 entries on all elements of the conflicted period. It beneficial properties articles on: * Battles and campaigns (Gettysburg, Shiloh, Sherman's March to the ocean) * tradition (music, images, faith) * financial affairs (cost of the battle, gold, Richmond Bread rebel) * international affairs (France, nice Britain, Laird rams) * wellbeing and fitness and welfare (disease, medication, prisons) * Ideologies (federalism, free-labor ideology) * Legislative landmarks (14th modification, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Wade-Davis invoice) * army phrases, method, and weaponry (cavalry, rifles, strategies) * Minorities (black suffrage, emancipation, local americans) * Political occasions and enterprises (Constitutional Union social gathering, election of 1860, fire-eaters) * trendy contributors (Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman) * Social reform (abolitionism, women's rights flow) * girls (nurses, ladies within the conflict, person ladies) greater than two hundred black-and-white illustrations, together with over a dozen maps, supplement the entries. an inventory of chosen Civil warfare museums and historical websites, feedback for additional examining, instructed web pages, and a chronology of the struggle around out this crucial source.