Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
Chandra Manning
Chandra Manning Enlarge Photo

Photo © Jenny Trurano

  • About this Author
author spotlight

Chandra Manning graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 1993 and received a M.Phil from the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 1995. She took her Ph.D. at Harvard in 2002. She has lectured in history at Harvard and taught at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University.

author bookshelf
Sort: Date  Format  Price  Title

What This Cruel War Was Over

Written by Chandra Manning


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $13.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
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.
Page 1 of 1