What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War

TitleWhat This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsManning, Chandra
Number of Pages350
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
CityNew York
Abstract

In this unprecedented account, Chandra Manning uses letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers to take the reader inside the minds of Civil War soldiers-black and white, Northern and Southern-as they fought and marched across a divided country. With stunning poise and narrative verve, Manning explores how the Union and Confederate soldiers came to identify slavery as the central issue of the war and what that meant for a tumultuous nation. This is a brilliant and eye-opening debut and an invaluable addition to our understanding of the Civil War as it has never been rendered before. [Google Books]

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