The American Civil War

A Literary and Historical Anthology, 2nd Edition
Finseth, Ian Patrick
Date published: 
March 2013

The American Civil War brings together a wide variety of important writings from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, including short fiction, poetry, public addresses, memoirs and essays. Now in a thoroughly revised second edition, this volume has been revamped to: • Emphasize a diversity of perspectives on the war • Expand the number of Southern voices • Feature more soldiers' testimony • Provide greater historical context. Ian Finseth’s careful arrangement of texts remains an indispensable resource for readers who seek to understand the impact of the Civil War on the culture of the United States.