Toward a Social History of the American Civil War: Exploratory Essays by Maris A. Vinovskis
Publisher:Cambridge University Press (September 28, 1990) | ISBN: 0521395232 | Pages: 213 | PDF | 5.67 MB
The American Civil War has been the subject of thousands of books and articles, but only a small fraction of this literature examines the impact of the war on society and on the lives of the participants. This volume of essays, which focuses on the North, is intended as an initial reconnaissance by social historians into the study of the Civil War. The first essay, 'Have Social Historians Lost the Civil War?' places the war in the broader context of other American wars by comparing casualty rates.