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A House Divided: The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America Routledge Jonathan Daniel Wells


31st October 2011 History Books 0 Comments

The Civil War is one of the most defining eras of American history, and much has been written on every aspect of the war. The volume of material available is daunting, especially when a student is trying to grasp the overall themes of the period.

Jonathan Wells has distilled the war down into understandable, easy-to-read sections, with plenty of maps and illustrations, to help make sense of the battles and social, political, and cultural changes of the era. Presented here is information on:

the home front

the battles, both in the East and the West

the status of slaves

womens role in the war and its aftermath

literature and public life

international aspects of the war

and much more!

Students will also find helpful study aids on the companion website for the book. A House Divided provides a short, readable survey of the Civil War and the Reconstruction period afterward, focusing not only on the battles, but on how Americans lived during a time of great upheaval in the countrys history, and what that legacy has meant to the country today.

“A House Divided fills a valuable niche in the market…it provides an engaging blend of political, social, and cultural history in a manageable page count.” Scott Stephan, Ball State University

“I like this textbook very much. The writing is clear, concise and accessible. The subsections are well-chosen and the narrative never drags, but carries the reader through each topic without slighting detail or getting lost in digressions. It is exceptionally well-written for college undergraduate readers. It also incorporates the latest scholarship effectively, and provides very useful bibliographies at the end of each chapters. For use-value, I think students will prefer this textbook to any one that I have used previously.” Mark Elliott, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

“A House Divided accomplished the difficult task of blending topics and chronology in a clear and engaging way.” John Condon, Merrimack College

Jonathan Daniel Wells is Associate Professor of History and History Department Chair at Temple University.

“A House Divided fills a valuable niche in the market…it provides an engaging blend of political, social, and cultural history in a manageable page count.” Scott Stephan, Ball State University

“I like this textbook very much. The writing is clear, concise and accessible. The subsections are well-chosen and the narrative never drags, but carries the reader through each topic without slighting detail or getting lost in digressions. It is exceptionally well-written for college undergraduate readers. It also incorporates the latest scholarship effectively, and provides very useful bibliographies at the end of each chapters. For use-value, I think students will prefer this textbook to any one that I have used previously.” Mark Elliott, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

“A House Divided accomplished the difficult task of blending topics and chronology in a clear and engaging way.” John Condon, Merrimack College

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