A NEW and cheaper edition of my History is offered to the public because it has seemed desirable to make a rearrangement so as to bring together in the same volume related matters and also in order that the volumes may be more nearly of a size.
This edition has been thoroughly revised from time to time in various ways. The preparation of my Oxford Lectures and my one volume History of the Civil War afforded me the opportunity to go over the material for the ante-bellum period and to make a searching review of the story of the Civil War itself.
On account of the re-arrangement of the volumes it has been found impracticable to give in every case the proper pages for the ante references. In such instances the paging referred to is that of my earlier volumes.