Worth: $19.99
(as of Sep 15,2020 23:16:35 UTC – Particulars)


After 150 years the Civil Conflict continues to be our biggest nationwide drama, without delay heroic, tragic, and epic-our Iliad, but in addition our Bible, a narrative of sin and judgment, struggling and despair, dying and resurrection in a “new delivery of freedom.” Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, navy studies, authorized opinions, and memoirs, The Civil Conflict: The First Yr gathers over 120 items by greater than sixty individuals to create a novel firsthand narrative of this nice historic disaster. Starting on the eve of Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and ending in January 1862 with the appointment of Edwin M. Stanton as secretary of conflict, this quantity presents writing by figures well-known-Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Mary Chesnut, Frederick Douglass, and Lincoln himself amongst them-and much less acquainted, like proslavery advocate J.D.B. DeBow, Lieutenants Charles B. Haydon of the 2nd Michigan Infantry and Henry Livermore Abbott of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and plantation mistresses Catherine Edmondston of North Carolina and Kate Stone of Mississippi. Collectively, the choices present a robust sense of the immediacy, uncertainty, and urgency of occasions because the nation was torn asunder. Consists of headnotes, a chronology of occasions, biographical and explanatory endnotes, full-color hand-drawn endpaper maps, and an index. Companion volumes will collect writings from the second, third, and closing years of the battle.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an impartial nonprofit cultural group based in 1979 to protect our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and retaining completely in print, America’s greatest and most important writing. The Library of America collection contains greater than 300 volumes so far, authoritative editions that common 1,000 pages in size, function material covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that can final for hundreds of years.