A reformatted, monochrome edition of The American Civil War in a classic Royal hardback formatDiscover what happened during one of the most controversial conflicts in US history, and its causes and lasting consequences, episode by episode. Covering the pivotal political, military, and cultural events around the American Civil War, this engaging and accessible book offers a rich, detailed account of the events as they unfolded. Bringing the reality of the war to life with eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, alongside profiles of key military and political leaders, the book also features clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war. Galleries of weaponry and equipment, and a range of features on everything from the treatment of wounded soldiers to information on slavery offer essential context. A Short History of the American Civil War is an invaluable resource for schools and libraries, as well as a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone interested in military and social history.