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Why Fight? The Causes of the American Civil War

by Naden, Corinne J. and Blue, Rose
Publisher: Raintree/Steck Vaughn
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 081725580X

With their "House Divided: The Civil War" series, Corinne J. Naden and Rose Blue have produced an appealing general introduction to the Civil War era. Why Fight? covers slavery and territorial expansion, Dred Scott and John Brown, Lincoln's election and Sumter. In The Bloodiest Days, early battles are described from Sumter through Fredericksburg and are illustrated with photos and maps. Civil War Ends chronicles Lincoln's death, Johnson's impeachment, Reconstruction, and the nascent civil rights movement. Each book includes a chronology of events, biographical and phrase glossary, bibliography, and list of pertinent Web sites. Library binding.

review of Why Fight? The Causes of the American Civil War, by Naden, Corinne J., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).