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After the Civil War : The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America (Hardcover)
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This accessible, color-illustrated narrative for armchair historians and students charts the reunification and rebuilding of the country after the Civil War, through the lives of 70 key figures, including political leaders, thinkers, rogues, heroes, adventurers, businessmen, artists , writers, and former slaves. Those profiled include Confederate General Robert E. Lee, nurse Clara Barton, poet Walt Whitman, industry leader Andrew Carnegie, and war photographer Matthew Brady. Their lives illustrate the period’s rapid changes in technology, race relations, demographics, industry, and US expansion. The book features larger print and a wealth of b&w and color historical photos, illustrations, posters, and political cartoons, along with contemporary photos of memorabilia, uniforms, medals, and locations. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Returning to the turbulent days of a nation divided, best-selling author and acclaimed historian James Robertson explores 70 fascinating figures who shaped America during Reconstruction and beyond. Relentless politicians, intrepid fighters, cunning innovators?the times called for bold moves, and this resilient generation would not disappoint. From William Tecumseh Sherman, a fierce leader who would revolutionize modern warfare, to Thomas Nast, whose undefeatable weapon was his stirring cartoons, these are the people who weathered the turmoil to see a nation reborn. Following these extraordinary legends from the battle lines to the White House, from budding metropolises to the wooly west, we re-discover the foundation of this great country.
Number of Pages: 399
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Travel
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: James Robertson
Street Date: October 27, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-3720
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