The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research


"The single most important volume for anyone interested in the Civil War to own and consult." From the foreword by James M. McPherson The first guide to Civil War literature to appear in nearly 30 years, this book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and informative survey and analysis of the vast body of Civil War literature. More than 40 essays, each by a specialist in a particular subfield of Civil War history, offer unmatched thoroughness and discerning assessments of each work's value. The essays cover every aspect of the war from strategy, tactics, and battles to logistics, intelligence, and supply, from generals to men in the ranks. Some sections cover civilian leaders, the economy, and foreign policy, while others deal with the causes of war and Reconstruction. Breadth of topics is matched by breadth of genres covered.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Daniel E. Sutherland
  • T. Michael Parrish
  • Alan C. Aimone
  • Judith Lee Hallock
  • Michael L. Renshawe
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996


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