|Bibliography, etc. Note:
||Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
||Expansion, nation, and perception : the road to secession and war -- Two republics gird for war -- War in earnest : shifting military tides in 1862 -- A war of citizen-soldiers -- The process of emancipation -- Heavy blows but no decision : the winter of 1862 to the spring of 1864 -- A struggle between nations -- Women and the war -- Pressing through to Union victory : the spring of 1864 to the spring of 1865 -- Reconstruction and the problems of reunification, 1863-1868 -- The end of reconstruction, 1868-1877 -- The wartime generation that remembers the conflict.
||Offers the full context of the war's coming, its course at home and in the field, and its consequences, both as it happened and as Americans chose to remember it.