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Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understandby McPherson , James M. and Cooper Jr., William J.
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Retail Price: $16.95
Issue: Summer 2001
"Never before has a book attempted what Writing the Civil War sets out to do: present a wide-ranging discussion of the history of writing the history of the Civil War," the editors of this work declare in their introduction. Now available in softcover, this anthology includes essays by Gary W. Gallagher, Emory M. Thomas, Mark E. Neely Jr., Michl F. Holt, George C. Rable, and Drew Gilpin Faust. Subjects ranging from battlefield tactics to constitutional issues to home front conditions are addressed.