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  • Published: 16 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241471333
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

The American Civil War Visual Encyclopedia



A visual guide to the American Civil War, the brutal conflict that split the USA in two.

Discover the people, battles, and politics of America's bloodiest conflict. Explore its causes, chapters, characters, and consequences.

With a topic on every page, The American Civil War Visual Encyclopedia tells the story of this war using simple explanations and stunning photographs. Profiles on decisive battles, uniforms, weapons, equipment, leaders, commanders, and other important figures shine a light on the key events and turning points during the five years of fighting. Find out about the child drummer boys who helped the marching troops and the healthcare heroes who made groundbreaking differences. Read about the railroads and how the media reported on the war via the telegraph! Discover eyewitness accounts and personal letters. Learn about the reasons behind the war and its lasting impact: the abolition of slavery.

More lives were lost in the American Civil War than in any other in American history. Filled with vivid insights into this historic conflict - from a day in the life of an enslaved African American man in the South to a personal diary entry of a Union soldier on the action-packed front lines - The American Civil War Visual Encyclopedia invites young readers to witness the war unfold in a striking new way. This is the ultimate guide for children to the war that changed the USA forever.

  • Published: 16 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241471333
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

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