The Untold Civil War
The Civil War was a transformative period in American history and its 150th anniversary is a perfect opportunity to revisit and discover new facets of this seemingly well-known slice of history. The Untold Civil War explores overlooked elements such as the role of weather, health, and high emotions, the world-changing effect of the rise of female workers, and the many “firsts” that introduced standard time, pre-sized clothing, canned goods, toilets, and Santa Claus to the world.
This book is dramatically illustrated with archival images and objects and compelling contemporary photography, adding a new dimension to our understanding of the Civil War and is a must-have for anyone with an interest in American history. From precious personal mementos to forgotten battle sites and newly recovered glass-plate negatives that reveal long-obscured photographic details, The Untold Civil War delivers a surprise on every page.
The book is divided into six thematic chapters, such as “Characters,” “Connections,” and “A War of Firsts,” each of which presents a short introductory essay followed by approximately 30 self-contained stories. These stories detail surprising, little-known, and fresh aspects of the war and contextualize both large and small themes, painting a fascinating portrait of our national character and showcasing the enduring impact of the Civil War.
Format: Hardcover, 352 Pages
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