The best southern united states nonfiction books of all time judged by literary experts and authors. A list of 100 wonderful, mustread books about the civil war era, spanning several decades and genres. Part of the miraculous generation born in the years between the start of the second american civil war in 2074 and its end in 2095, benjamin chestnut arrived in new anchorage, alaska, as a. The best civil war books of all time analysis civil war monitor. As usual, we enlisted the help of a handful of civil war historians and enthusiasts, avid readers all, and asked them to pick their two favorite books published in 2018. Those are just four words to describe the nearly 1. Janeczko s fascinating chronology focuses on the american civil war, world wars i and ii, and the korean war, the vietnam war, and the gulf wars to reveal evolving attitudes toward the use and effectiveness of deceptive operations. Nonfiction books about slavery provide factual firsthand accounts from a horrific, painful chapter of our nations history. American civil war books fiction and nonfiction 345 books. Covering one of the most important periods in american history, these civil war books run the gamut from academic tomes to exciting narratives and insightful firsthand accounts. Women of the slaveholding south in the american civil war 1996 is. A new generation has come home and has written and is still writing powerful books about the counterinsurgency in iraq and afghanistan. Encyclopedia of the american civil war a political,social and military history.
Engaging text introduces readers to the new ironclad ships and submarines built for battle and the roles they played in military campaigns. Far more books have been written about the civil war than about any other event in american history, and lincolns stack of books towers over that of any other. A narrative 19581974 is a three volume, 2,968page, 1. Surviving the civil war, prison, and the worst maritime disaster in american histo. From james mcphersons definitive history to tony horwitzs adventures among obsessives, here are the 11 best books on the civil war in time. American civil war ebooks for all free ebooks download. Here are some of the titles we recommend for teaching about the civil rights movement. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Civil war books for kids can help spark an interest in history or fuel a fire thats already been lit. To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, phone, mail, in person, or order through our. It is easy to find great books on civil war battles, but it is almost impossible to pick only ten. Feb 6, 2015 a collection of book recommendations about the civil war and american history for 4th6th grade readers. Eleven southern slave states declared their secession from the united states and formed the confederate states of america, also known as the confederacy. Weve partnered with the hit pbs show mercy street to curate a list of the most interesting reads on the civil war.
I would not be surprised to learn that there are more selfpublished books on the american civil war than any other american historical topic. Will books are a good source in the search for slaves only if the owner named the slaves. Wilson read many forgotten memoirs and novels in an attempt to find the best civil war literaturehe wanted northerners to read southern literature, and vice versa. As usual, we enlisted the help of a handful of civil war historians and enthusiasts, avid readers all, and asked them to pick their two favorite books published in 2017.
If youre at all interested in learning more about this period of american history, i ve compiled a list of 10 nonfiction books about the civil war. Death and the american civil war by drew gilpin faust. How republican reformers fought the civil war, defied lincoln, ended slavery, and remade. From there, i began grabbing everything i could find, both fiction and nonfiction, and i now have a library of over 200 books just on the american civil war. A list of 100 of the best civil war books, spanning several decades and genres. Women soldiers in the american civil war deanne blanton, author, lauren m. Creating this list has been both very easy and extraordinarily difficult. Get the best deals on 1st edition civil war nonfiction books when you shop the largest online selection at. The civil war by shelby foote alltime 100 nonfiction. From james mcphersons definitive history to tony horwitzs adventures among obsessives, here are the 11 best books on the civil war in time for the. Far more books have been written about the civil war than about any other event in american history, and lincolns stack of books towers over that of any other american figure. Whats more, ive stuck to only nonfiction titles, so fans of margaret. In this title, readers will examine the weaponslarge and smallused by both union and confederate forces in the war.
The best civil war books of all time analysis civil. The little regiment, and other episodes of the american civil war. The civil war era, one of the ugliest periods in american history, has. The kidnapping of president lincoln and other war detective stories. The civil war was not only the last war fought entirely on u. The little regiment, and other episodes of the american civil war stephen crane 66 downloads. More books and resources on related social movements and the long history of struggles for civil rights in the u. These mustread books cover both fiction and nonfiction about the war. Assuming youre including autobiographies and memoirs, imo one of the best is charles wainwrights a diary of battle. Whether you prefer fiction, nonfiction, female heroines, or descriptions of historic battles, history lovers and bibliophiles alike will find something to love. It deserved a better editor, as nevins made several egregious factual errors and whose analysis of some of the events is highly questionable.
A fictional so far history of the second american civil war. I happened to read the alligators of abraham by robert kloss, which is an incredible novel set during the american civil war era, and that led me to grab the killer angels by michael shaara. More than 2000 free ebooks to read or download in english for your computer, smartphone, ereader or tablet. Although previously known as a novelist, foote is most famous for this nonfictional narrative history. A novel of society and the field in 1863 henry morford 62 downloads. In the years leading up to the civil war, ohio had more african american settlements than any other state. Exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative and definitive. Explore the history of americas deadliest conflict with gripping fiction and nonfiction. In fact, according to the library of congress civil war desk reference, over 70,000 books have been published on various aspects of the civil war and more are being published every day. This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in august of 2015. Many times a will lists property without specifying if it includes slaves. Six books on the civil war these six histories of the civil war that are mustreads if you want to better understand the conflict.
The best southern nonfiction of all time by oxford american. The civil war is cemented in history as the deadliest war fought on american soil. The american civil war 18611865 was a civil war in the united states of america. The american civil war continues to be one of the most significant events in us history. Any recommended reading list therefore has to be highly selective and at least somewhat arbitrary. The american empire is no different our men came home and wrote about the civil war, about the spanishamerican war, about wwi, about wwii. Best civil war books nonfiction history of the civil. The vineyard of liberty, 17871863 the american experiment book 1. History books monarchy american civil war alexandre dumas, pere daphne du maurier. Some of the works discussed in this collection were written, composed, or performed while the outcome of. Lawrence w baker provides detailed information on twentyfive creative works about the civil war era. Theres definitely no shortage of books about the american civil war. A survey of american civil war literature, with thumbnail portraits of various novelists, poets, and diarists.
The best civil war books of 2018 articles civil war. If youre at all interested in learning more about this period of american history, ive compiled a list of 10 nonfiction books about the civil war. One great way to satiate cravings for this era of american history to. American civil war these nonfiction books are all about the american civil war, the historical figures involved, analyses on the cultural and political climate of the time, and the aftermath of the war. The united states was founded upon a racial caste system where slavery was legal in all thirteen colonies. For four years, the union soldiers of the north fought the confederates of the south, hoping to dismantle the institution of slavery.570 1526 42 362 642 339 125 523 1247 856 165 1504 1449 427 613 172 19 220 952 1054 900 240 1533 808 15 726 1386 877 839 1151 1056 715 951 1478 1152 181 529 905 506 215 371 531 697 382 613 218