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A People's History of the Civil War

Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom

New Press People's History

by David Williams
Howard Zinn

eBook

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Bottom-up history at its very best, A People's History of the Civil War "does for the Civil War period what Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States did for the study of American history in general" (Library Journal). Widely praised upon its initial release, it was described as "meticulously researched and persuasively argued" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Historian David Williams has written the first account of the American Civil War though the eyes of ordinary people—foot soldiers, slaves, women, prisoners of war, draft resisters, Native Americans, and others. Richly illustrated with little-known anecdotes and first-hand testimony, this pathbreaking narrative moves beyond presidents and generals to tell a new and powerful story about America's most destructive conflict.
A People's History of the Civil War is "readable social history" that "sheds fascinating light" (Publishers Weekly) on this crucial period. In so doing it recovers the long-overlooked perspectives and forgotten voices of one of the defining chapters of American history.


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Publisher: The New Press

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  • Release date: March 13, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781595587473
  • Release date: March 13, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781595587473
  • File size: 4310 KB
  • Release date: March 13, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781595587473
  • File size: 7212 KB
  • Release date: March 13, 2012

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History Nonfiction

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English

Bottom-up history at its very best, A People's History of the Civil War "does for the Civil War period what Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States did for the study of American history in general" (Library Journal). Widely praised upon its initial release, it was described as "meticulously researched and persuasively argued" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Historian David Williams has written the first account of the American Civil War though the eyes of ordinary people—foot soldiers, slaves, women, prisoners of war, draft resisters, Native Americans, and others. Richly illustrated with little-known anecdotes and first-hand testimony, this pathbreaking narrative moves beyond presidents and generals to tell a new and powerful story about America's most destructive conflict.
A People's History of the Civil War is "readable social history" that "sheds fascinating light" (Publishers Weekly) on this crucial period. In so doing it recovers the long-overlooked perspectives and forgotten voices of one of the defining chapters of American history.


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    Publisher:
    The New Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 13, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781595587473
    Release date: March 13, 2012

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781595587473
    File size: 4310 KB
    Release date: March 13, 2012

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781595587473
    File size: 7212 KB
    Release date: March 13, 2012

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    OverDrive Read
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