Author(s): Dorling Kindersley
This is a stunning visual history of the American Civil War. Visually arresting and comprehensive, The American Civil War comes fully reviewed and updated, covering the history, causes and consequences of the conflict, providing eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, key profiles of military leaders and clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war. Packed with galleries of weaponry and equipment, the treatment of wounded soldiers and information on slavery, this is a rich, detailed account of one of the most controversial conflicts of our time. This updated edition comes with new, highly illustrated pages on memorial sites associated with the Civil War. An invaluable resource for schools and libraries, as well as a perfect companion for anyone interested in military and social history.
Produced in association with The Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex and research centre dedicated to public education, national service and scholarship in the arts, sciences and history. Since the Civil War, the Institution has amassed a wealth of artefacts from uniforms and weapons to surgical sets and home-made quilts. It also holds treasures associated with Abraham Lincoln's life, as well as portraits and photographs from the era.