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History for busy people. The American Civil War was fought between the Confederates and the Union from 1861 to 1865. This is a concise history of this tumultuous period.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. Love your history? Find out about the world with History in an Hour…

©2012 Kat Smutz (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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PC. It refers to white or Caucasians as Anglo-Americans. I am white but, I am a Celt not English. Too many hyphenated Americans. Many mispronounced place names. It did get it right that secession was about slavery.

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  • Arnaud_UK
  • 06-27-17

Simply perfect

As an introduction to understand what was at stake, for confederate states really meant .... it is a great lesson of history.

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  • Pamela
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In a nutshell

I wanted to get an overview and the key facts and was delivered exactly this.. It also allows me a road map to follow if I wished to go further . The reader's pace is perfect for me and his tone is like Chopin varied and accessible. A great series

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