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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.

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What This Cruel War Was Over

Written by Chandra Manning

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

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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
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 >
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