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What This Cruel War Was Over
Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War
Written by Chandra Manning

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $16.95

A vivid, unprecedented account of why Union and Confederate soldiers identified slavery as the root of the war, how the conflict changed troops’ ideas about slavery, and what those changing ideas meant for the war and the nation.

Using soldiers’ letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers, Chandra Manning allows us to accompany soldiers—black... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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