Military history

The American Civil War: History in an Hour

The American Civil War: History in an Hour

The American Civil War started when eleven southern ‘slave’ states declared their independence from the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln’s Republican government were strongly against slavery and fought to abolish it and keep the country united.

The American Civil War: History in an Hour gives a concise and authoritative overview of these four years of bloody and devastating warfare to help you understand how the Civil War shaped America today and changed the history of slavery forever.

Chapter 1. From One Revolution to Another

Chapter 2. Outline of the War

Chapter 3. The Leaders

Chapter 4. The Generals

Chapter 5. The War at Sea

Chapter 6. The Soldiers

Chapter 7. The Women

Chapter 8. The African-Americans

Chapter 9. War, the Mother of Invention

Chapter 10. The End Began Here

Chapter 11. The Fatal Blow

Chapter 12. War Crimes

Chapter 13. This Ends the Job

Chapter 14. Aftermath

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Timeline of the American Civil War